- PM Modi will dedicate IIIT Una to the nation - its foundation stone had been laid by PM in 2017
- PM will flag off Vande Bharat Express from Una Himachal to New Delhi
- In Chamba, PM to lay foundation stone of two hydropower projects
PM Modi in Himachal Pradesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (today) will flag off indigenously built India's semi-high speed Vande Bharat Express train at Una railway station during his visit to Himachal Pradesh, informed chief minister Jai Ram Thakur. He will also inaugurate, and lay foundation stones for various developmental projects.
It's going to be the fourth Vande Bharat train that will be put into the service for passengers of the Indian Railways.
The train will run between Una and New Delhi and is an advanced version compared to the earlier ones, being much lighter and capable of reaching higher speed in a shorter duration.
PM Modi in Una
Prime Minister’s clarion call for Aatmanirbhar Bharat has led to the country moving swiftly towards attainment of self-reliance across multiple sectors, through support of various new initiatives of the government. One such key sector is pharmaceuticals, and in order to bring in Aatmanirbharta in this sector, Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of Bulk Drug Park at Haroli in Una district, which will be built at a cost of over Rs 1900 crore. The Park will help reduce dependence on API imports. It is expected to attract investment of around Rs. 10,000 crores and provide employment to more than 20,000 people. It will also give a fillip to economic activities in the region.
PM Modi will dedicate the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Una to the nation. Its foundation stone was laid by the Prime Minister in 2017. Currently more than 530 students are pursuing study in this Institute.
He will also flag off the inaugural run of the new Vande Bharat Express. Running from Amb Andaura to New Delhi, it will be the fourth Vande Bharat train to be introduced in the country and is an advanced version compared to the earlier ones, being much lighter and capable of reaching higher speed in shorter duration.
It accelerates to 100 Km/h in just 52 seconds. The introduction of the train will help boost tourism in the region and provide a comfortable and faster mode of travel.
PM Modi in Chamba
Prime Minister Modi will lay the foundation stone of two hydropower projects - the 48 MW Chanju-III Hydro-electric Project and the 30 MW Deothal Chanju Hydro-electric Project. Both these projects will generate over 270 million units of electricity annually and Himachal Pradesh is expected to get annual revenue of around Rs 110 crore from these projects.
The Prime Minister will also launch Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)-III in Himachal Pradesh for upgradation of around 3125 kms of roads in the State. More than Rs. 420 crore has been sanctioned by the Central Government under this phase for the upgradation of 440 kms of roads in 15 border and far flung Blocks of the State.
This will be Modi's ninth visit to Himachal Pradesh in the last five years, he added.
Sharing on his visit to Himachal Pradesh tomorrow, PM Modi tweeted, "I will be among the people of Himachal Pradesh tomorrow, 13th October. Looking forward to the programmes in Una and Chamba where many development works will be inaugurated which are aimed at further increasing the pace of progress in the state."
"You would be glad to know that the Vande Bharat Express would be flagged off. IIT, Una will also be dedicated to the nation. The foundation stone of a Bulk Drug Park will be laid. These works will give wings to people's aspirations," he tweeted.
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