Modi to inaugurate power project in J-K

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 28, 2014 11:04 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to visit Jammu and Kashmir shortly— most likely in the first week of July and is expected dedicate to the nation the Rs 2,100 crore and 240 megawatt (MW) Uri-II hydroelectric project located near the Indo-Pak border. He may also inaugurate the critical 25-km Rs 1,100-crore Udhampur-Katra rail link, which will improve access to the Vaishno Devi shrine. Katra is the base camp for the cave shrine.

Power minister Piyush Goyal will also accompany Modi to J&K. According to sources, Modi may also visit the Vaishno Devi shrine.

Constructed by NHPC, the UriII hydro power project is located on river Jhelum near Uri in Baramulla District of Jammu & Kashmir. The 25-km Udhampur-Katra railway line became operational earlier this month after trials were carried out from New Delhi to Katra.

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