Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to embark on a two-day trip to Assam, beginning on Saturday. The visit includes meetings with the BJP's state core committee and the inauguration of developmental projects valued at nearly Rs 11,600 crore. Upon landing at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati at 7.30 pm, the Prime Minister will proceed to the Koinadhora State Guest House.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that Modi would meet the BJP's state core committee during the night to discuss party affairs. On Sunday, at 11.30 am, the Prime Minister is scheduled to address a public meeting at the Veterinary College Playground in Khanapara, where several state and central projects will be unveiled.
The list of major projects includes the Kamakhya Temple corridor (Rs 498 crore), a six-lane road from the new airport terminal in Guwahati (Rs 358 crore), the upgrade of Nehru Stadium to FIFA standards (Rs 831 crore), and a new sports complex in Chandrapur (Rs 300 crore).
The second edition of Asom Mala roads, comprising 43 new roads and 38 concrete bridges with a total investment of Rs 3,444 crore, will be inaugurated. Additionally, Modi will lay the foundation stone for an integrated new building of the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (Rs 3,250 crore) and the proposed Karimganj Medical College and Hospital (Rs 578 crore). He will also inaugurate the newly constructed four-lane road from Biswanath Chariali to Gohpur (Rs 1,451 crore) and another four-lane road from Dolabari to Jamuguri (Rs 592 crore).
In total, the Prime Minister is expected to lay foundation stones or inaugurate projects worth Rs 11,599 crore, funded by both the state government and the Centre. The visit concludes on Sunday after the scheduled program.
(With Agency Inputs)