PM Modi inaugurates projects of Rs 14,523 crore in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday unveiled a slew of projects worth Rs 14,523 crore including the dedication of a new campus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated an archaeological museum at Lalitgiri, which provides evidence of the 2000 year old early Buddhist settlements in the region.

He also inaugurated a 100-bed upgraded ward of the ESI Hospital in Bhubaneswar.

Modi also laid the foundation stones of Indian Oil’s Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline project and GAIL (India) Ltd’s the Bokaro – Angul section of the Jagdishpur – Haldia & Bokaro – Dhamra pipeline (JHBDPL).

Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline designed to supply of petroleum products like Motor Spirit (petrol), High Speed Diesel, Aviation Turbine Fuel and Superior Kerosene Oil from Indian Oil’s Paradip refinery.

The Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline project involves laying of 1212 km pipeline from Paradip to Hyderabad. The project cost of this pipeline is Rs 3808 crore.

The Bokaro – Angul section being constructed by GAIL will have a total length of 667 km, of which 367 km will be in Odisha and 300 km in Jharkhand. It will cover five districts in Odisha and six districts in Jharkhand.

The project cost of this section will be approx. Rs 3400 crores and is scheduled to be completed by December 2020.

The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of a six-lane stretch Chandikhol-Bhadrak of the National Highway-16, four-lane stretch of National Highway-16 between Cuttack and Angul, 6 laning of Tangi-Puintola section of NH-16 and Kandagiri flyover on NH-16.

He also released a commemorative coin, stamp and Buxi Jagabandhu chair (research laboratory) at Utkal University to celebrate bi-centenary of the Paika Rebellion.