PM Modi to inaugurate projects of Rs 4500 cr in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a slew of projects worth over Rs 4,500 crore during his visit to Odisha’s Baripada on January 5.

The Prime Minister will inaugurate several projects including four laning of key NHs, inauguration of a section of IOCL LPG Pipeline, doubling of a key railway line and flagging off a new passenger train.

Modi would also lay foundation stone for four laning of 43.2 km Rimuli-Koida section of NH-215, 104.2 km Singara-Binjabahal section of NH-6 and 53.2 km Koida-Rajmunda section of NH-215.

He would also dedicate the Balasore-Haldia-Durgapur section of Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur LPG Pipeline of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) being built at a cost of Rs. 1,080 crores.

The 513 KM Balasore-Haldia-Durgapur section is the first LPG pipeline laid by the Indian Oil Corporation Limited in Eastern India. The 670 KM Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur line has been built at a cost of Rs. 1,330 crores and will ensure uninterrupted supply to Odisha and neighboring states.

The pipeline traverses 240 KM in Odisha and passes through the districts of Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak and Balasore in the state. The pipeline traverses 430 Km through West Bengal and passes through the districts of Purbi Mednapur, Bardhwan, Hooghly and Howrah in the state.

Capacity of Paradip-Haldia and Haldia-Durgapur section of the pipeline is 1.1 MMTPA and 1.3 MMTPA respectively.

The Prime Minister would also inaugurate doubling of Naranpur-Basantpur and Chillikidara-Sagadapata line that will connect mineral rich Keonjhar and Jajpur districts. He will also and flag off a passenger train from Tatanagar to Badampahar.

The other projects to be inaugurated by the PM include Multi modal Logistics Park (MMLP) at Balasore and conservation and restoration and conservation of a historical site of Haripurgarh in Mayurbhanj and new Passport Sewa Kendras at Bhadrak, Cuttack, Jajpur, Aska, Keonjhar and Dhenkanal.