Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed a public rally in Odisha's Baripada after launching a slew of central government projects in Odisha worth more than Rs 4500 crore.
The projects dedicated to the nation in Baripada include four laning of 43.2 km Rimuli-Koida section of NH 215; 104.2 km of Singara-Binjabahal section of NH-6; and 53.2 km of Koida-Rajmunda Section of NH-215, the officials said.
The prime minister also dedicated the Balasore-Haldia-Durgapur section of Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur LPG Pipeline of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, they said.
Railway projects to be launched include flagging of the second passenger train from Tatanagar to Badampahar. The Tatanagar-Badampahar railway line was laid in 1911 and only one train ran on the route.
Modi also dedicated the doubling of Naranpur-Basantpur and Chillikidara-Sagadapata line to the nation. The prime minister will also dedicate to the nation the multi modal logistics park (MMLP) at Balasore built at a cost of Rs 25 crore which will have custom facilitation centre for export/import. It will have a custom bonded area of 38325 sqm, one full length rail line, two warehouses and road weigh bridge, the officials said.
He also inaugurated the conservation and development works for Rasikaray Temple and the excavated structure at the ancient fort of Haripurgarh, which was the 14th century stronghold of the Bhanja Dynasty of Mayurbhanj, the officials said.
In addition, passport sewa kendras were also inaugurated at post offices in Bhadrak, Cuttack, Jajpur, Aska, Keonjhar and Dhenkanal. Currently people have to go to the regional passport office at Bhubaneswar, the officials added.
This is his second visit to the eastern state in less than a fortnight. He had unveiled a slew of projects here and addressed a BJP rally near Khurda on December 24.
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