Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the two poll-bound states of Assam and West Bengal on February 22 and will launch and inaugurate several projects.
Modi will dedicate to the nation important projects of oil and gas sector at an event in Assam’s Silapathar in Dhemaji in the morning. He will also inaugurate and lay foundation stone for engineering colleges during the event.
A release from the PMO stated that the PM will dedicate to the nation the INDMAX Unit at Indian Oil’s Bongaigaon Refinery, Oil India Limited’s Secondary Tank Farm at Madhuban, Dibrugarh and a Gas Compressor Station at Hebeda Village, Makum in Tinsukia.
The Gas Compressor Station at Makum will increase the nation’s crude oil production capacity by nearly 16,500 Metric Tonne per annum. Built at Rs 132 crore, the station comprises 3 Low-Pressure Booster Compressors and 3 High-Pressure Lifter Compressors.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Dhemaji Engineering College and lay the foundation stone for Sualkuchi Engineering College.
In West Bengal, Modi will inaugurate the extension of metro Railway from Noapara to Dakhineshwar, and flag off the first service on this stretch.
The 4.1 km extension has been constructed at a cost of Rs 464 crore, fully funded by the Central Government. It will decongest road traffic and improve urban mobility. This extension will ease out access to the two world famous Kali Temples at Kalighat and Dakshineswar, for lakhs of tourists and devotees.
The two newly built stations namely Baranagar and Dakshineswar have modern passenger amenities and are also aesthetically designed and decorated with murals, photographs, sculptures and idols.
Prime Minister will also inaugurate the third line between Kalaikunda and Jhargram over a stretch of 30 km of the 132 km long Kharagpur-Adityapur Third Line Project of South Eastern Railway, which was sanctioned with an estimated cost of Rs 1312 crores.
Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation the doubling of Azimganj to Khargraghat Road section, which is a part of Howrah – Bandel – Azimganj section of Eastern Railway, which has been laid at a project cost of about Rs 240 crore.