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PM Modi launches multiple projects worth Rs 5,000 crore in poll-bound Rajasthan

PM Modi flagged off two new trains - Runicha Express and a new heritage train in poll-bound Rajasthan. The project to build a new terminal building at Jodhpur Airport was also launched today.

Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 New Delhi Updated on: October 05, 2023 12:57 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Image Source : PTI/FILE Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched multiple projects in Jodhpur during his visit to poll-bound Rajasthan on Thursday (October 5). The prime minister laid the foundation stone and dedicated multiple development projects worth about Rs 5000 crore in sectors like - road, rail, aviation, health and higher education in Jodhpur.

"The PM will lay the foundation stone of important projects for strengthening the Health infrastructure in Rajasthan. The projects include 350 bedded ‘Trauma Centre and Critical Care Hospital Block at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur’, and seven Critical Care Blocks under Pradhan Mantri – Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM) to be developed across Rajasthan," a statement released by PMO read.

Trauma, Emergency and criticalcare at AIIMS 

The integrated centre for ‘Trauma, Emergency and critical care’ at AIIMS Jodhpur will be developed at a cost of more than Rs 350 crore, it read.

"It will encompass various facilities such as triage, diagnostics, day care, wards, private rooms, modular operating theatres, ICUs and dialysis areas. It will bring a holistic approach in management of trauma and emergency cases by providing multidisciplinary and comprehensive care to patients. The seven Critical Care Blocks across Rajasthan will augment district level critical care infrastructure benefiting people of the state," the statement elaborated.

New Terminal Building at Jodhpur Airport
PM Modi also laid the foundation stone for the development of the state-of-the-art New Terminal Building at Jodhpur Airport. The New Terminal Building will be developed in an area of about 24,000 sqm and will be equipped to provide services to 2,500 passengers during peak hours. It will cater to 35 lakh passengers annually, improving connectivity and boosting tourism in the region.

IIT Jodhpur campus project
The PM also dedicated an IIT Jodhpur campus to the Nation. The state-of-the-art campus has been built at a cost of more than Rs 1135 crore. It is a step towards providing high quality holistic education and building infrastructure for supporting cutting-edge research and innovation initiatives.

For upgrading the infrastructure at Central University of Rajasthan, Prime Minister dedicated to nation ‘central instrumentation laboratory’, staff quarters and ‘yoga & sports sciences building’. He laid the foundation stone of the Central Library, 600 capacity Hostel and a dining facility for students at the Central University of Rajasthan.

Road projects to be launched
In a step that will improve road infrastructure in Rajasthan, he laid the foundation stone of multiple road development projects including four laning of Karwar to Dangiyawas Section of Jodhpur Ring Road on NH-125A; Construction of seven Bypasses/Re-alignments of major town portions of Balotra to Sanderao section via Jalore (NH-325); project for four laning of Pachpadra-Bagundi section of NH-25. These road projects will be built at a cumulative cost of about Rs 1475 crore. Jodhpur Ring Road will help in easing traffic pressure and reduction in vehicular pollution in the city. The projects will help improve connectivity, boosting trade employment generation and economic growth in the region.

New train services in Rajasthan
The prime minister flagged off two new train services in Rajasthan. These include a new train - Runicha Express - connecting Jaisalmer to Delhi and a new heritage train connecting Marwar Jn. - Khambli Ghat. Runicha Express will pass through Jodhpur, Degana, Kuchaman City, Phulera, Ringas, Shrimadhopur, Neem Ka Thana, Narnaul, Ateli, Rewari, improving connectivity of all towns with the national capital. The new heritage train connecting Marwar Jn.-Khambli Ghat will provide an impetus to tourism and generate employment in the region. Further, two other rail projects will be dedicated to Nation by the Prime Minister. These include projects for doubling the 145 km long ‘Degana-Rai Ka Bagh' rail line and the 58 km long 'Degana-Kuchaman City' rail line.

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