Hyderabad, Jan.9 (PMI): Union Minister of Culture & Tourism G Kishan Reddy and State BJP president Bnndi Sanjay Kumar today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Telangana capital on January 19 to dedicate to the nation and lay foundation stone for Rs 7,000 crore worth of projects. They said the Prime Minister will perform Bhumi Puja and dedication to nation the projects worth over Rs 7,000 crore. Modi also will flag-off the 8th Vande Bharat train at 10 am at Secunderabad Station.
They said after flagging-off, the train, the Prime Minister will perform Bhumi Puja for development of Secunderabad Railway Station worth Rs. 699 crore. He will also dedicate 85km of railway doubling line between Secunderabad and Mahbub Nagar at a cost of 1,410 crore. Bhumi Puja for expansion works of three national highway projects of approximately 150 Km of Road Highway projects worth Rs 1,850 crore will be done. Bhumi puja for Rail Periodic Overhauling Workshop to be constructed at Kazipet at a cost of 521 crore, Kishan Reddy said the Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation the Academic, Research & Hostel buildings in IIT, Hyderabad sanctioned at total cost of Rs. 2,597 crore to support a capacity of 5,000 students.
Disclosing this to mediapersons after holding discussions with the officials of the South Central Railways on Monday, State BJP president and Karimnagar MP Bandi Sanjay said he, along with BJP parliamentary party board member and Rajya Sabha member Dr K Laxman visited the Secunderabad railway station to oversee arrangements for the Prime Minister’s visit. He said Modi was laying uncompromising stand on protecting the interests of Telangana. “The Central government had already taken up National Highway Development in the State at a cost of Rs 1.04 lakh crore, taking Telangana to No. 2 position in the country,” he added.
Similarly, the Centre had sanctioned several railway projects in the State including doubling of railway lines, MMTS and gauge conversion projects in a big way. “On January 19, the Prime Minister will come to the State to formally flag off Vande Bharat Express train from Secunderabad to Visakhapatnam, which will reduce the travelling time between the two stations by three-and-a-half hours,” he said. While laying foundation stone for modernisation of the Secunderabad railway station on international standards at a cost of Rs 700 crore, Modi would also start Kazipet railway coach overhauling workshop works through remote control, Sanjay said.
He reminded that the road network between the villages and towns was being developed under PM Sadak Yojana in a big way. Besides, the Modi government has also taken up river-linkage project.
Later, Sanjay and Laxman visited Secunderabad Parade Grounds to oversee the arrangements for the meeting of the Prime Minister, who would address the gathering after launching various projects. After these programs, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will participate in the public meeting organized at the parade ground and address the people. (PMI)