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PM Modi inaugurated projects worth Rs 6,800 crores in Sangareddy

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PM Modi inaugurated projects worth Rs 6,800 crores in Sangareddy

Hyderabad, March 5 (INN): Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone and dedicated to the nation multiple development projects worth more than Rs 6,800 crores in Sangareddy on Tuesday. These projects encompass key sectors like road, rail, petroleum, aviation and natural gas.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that the central government has been working continuously to assist in the development of Telangana as today marks the second day of his visit to the state. He recalled laying the foundation stones and dedicating multiple development projects to the nation worth about Rs 56,000 crores from Adilabad yesterday in the sectors of energy, climate and infrastructure and mentioned today’s occasion where development projects worth more about Rs 7,000 crores are being unveiled and foundation stones are being laid which include sectors of highways, railways, airways and petroleum. “I believe in the mantra of rashtra vikas through vikas of the states”, the Prime Minister said, highlighting the government’s working ideology. He emphasized that the central government is working to serve Telangana with the same spirit and congratulated the citizens for the development works of today.

The Prime Minister called the inauguration of the Civil Aviation Research Organization (CARO) centre in Hyderabad at Begumpet Airport a significant gift for Telangana in the aviation sector. This centre is the first of its kind and will give new recognition to Telangana in the field. The Prime Minister added that this will provide a research and development platform to the aviation startups in the country.

Stressing the centrality of modern infrastructure in the resolution of Viksit Bharat, PM Modi mentioned the allocation of Rs 11 lakh crore in this year’s Budget. To provide maximum benefits to Telangana, the Prime Minister said the Kandi to Ramsanpalle section of NH-161 and Miryalaguda to Kodad Section of NH-167 will improve transport facilities between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

The Prime Minister said, “Telangana is known as the gateway to South India”, and highlighted the government’s efforts to improve rail connectivity and services in the state with the electrification and doubling of rail lines at a fast pace. Prime Minister Modi mentioned today’s doubling and electrification of the Sanathnagar – Moula Ali route and six new station buildings. With MMTS Train Service from Ghatkesar – Lingampalli via Moula Ali – Sanathnagar flagging off today, the Prime Minister stated that many areas of Hyderabad and Secunderabad region will now be connected, making it convenient for passengers.

The Prime Minister inaugurated the Indian Oil Paradip-Hyderabad Product Pipeline today, which will carry petroleum products in a cheaper and environmentally sustainable way, the Prime Minister said. The Prime Minister said this will push Viksit Bharat through Viksit Telangana.

Governor of Telangana, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, and Union Minister G Kishan Reddy were also present.

The Prime Minister inaugurated and laid the foundation for three National Highway projects earlier. The two National Highway projects that the Prime Minister inaugurated include four laning of 40 km long Kandi to Ramsanpalle section of NH-161. The project is a part of the Indore – Hyderabad Economic Corridor and will facilitate seamless passenger and freight movement between Telangana, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The section will also substantially reduce travel time between Hyderabad and Nanded by about 3 hours. The Prime Minister also inaugurated the upgradation of the 47 km long Miryalaguda to the Kodad Section of NH-167 to two lanes with paved shoulders. The improved connectivity will boost the region’s tourism, economic activity, and industries.

Further, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for the six-laning of the 29 km long Pune-Hyderabad Section of NH-65. The project will also provide improved connectivity to major industrial centres in Telangana, like the Pashamylaram industrial area near Patancheru.

The Prime Minister inaugurated the doubling and electrification of the Sanathnagar – Moula Ali rail line and six new station buildings. The entire 22 Route Kms of the project has been commissioned with Automatic signalling and completed as part of the MMTS (Multi-Modal Transport Service) Phase – -II project. As part of it, six new station buildings have come up at Ferozguda, Suchitra Centre, Bhudevi Nagar, Ammuguda, Neredmet and Moula Ali Housing Board stations. Doubling and electrification work paves the way for introducing passenger trains in this section. It will help improve punctuality and overall speed of trains in the region by reducing the burden on other highly saturated sections.

The Prime Minister flagged off the inaugural MMTS Train Service from Ghatkesar – Lingampalli via Moula Ali – Sanathnagar. This train service extends the popular suburban train service in the Hyderabad – Secunderabad twin city regions to new areas for the first time. It connects the new places in the city’s eastern part, like Cherlapalli and Moula Ali, with the Western part of the twin city region. The safe, fast, and economical mode of transport connecting the eastern and western parts of the twin city region will be highly beneficial for commuters.

Further, the Prime Minister inaugurated the Indian Oil Paradip-Hyderabad Product Pipeline. The 1212 km product pipeline with a capacity of 4.5 MMTPA traverses through the states of Odisha (329 km), Andhra Pradesh (723 km) and Telangana (160 km). The pipeline shall ensure safe and economical transportation of petroleum products from Paradip Refinery to delivery stations at Visakhapatnam, Atchutapuram, Vijayawada (in Andhra Pradesh), and Malkapur near Hyderabad (in Telangana).

The Prime Minister inaugurated Hyderabad’s Civil Aviation Research Organization (CARO) centre. It has been set up at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad, by the Airports Authority of India to upgrade and enhance the Research and Development (R&D) activities in the civil aviation sector. It is envisaged to provide a global research platform for the aviation community through in-house and collaborative research to provide indigenous and innovative solutions. This state-of-the-art facility is Built over Rs 350 crores and complies with 5-STAR-GRIHA Rating and Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) norms. CARO will utilize comprehensive laboratory capabilities to support future research and development initiatives. It will also leverage data analytics capabilities for operational analysis and performance measurement. The primary R&D activities in CARO shall include Airspace and Airport related Safety, Capacity and Efficiency improvement programs, addressing the significant airspace challenges, looking into significant airport infrastructure challenges, and developing technologies and products in identified fields for the futuristic airspace and airport needs, among others.

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