PM Modi to launch development projects in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh tomorrow

Modi will dedicate the Mohanpura Irrigation Project in the Rajgarh district to the people of the state and will also inaugurate several other projects, including an urban transport scheme named ‘Sutra Seva” in Indore.

Madhya Pradesh Elections 2018 Updated: Jun 22, 2018 17:15 IST
Press Trust of India
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Narendra Modi,Madhya Pradhesh,Mohanpura Irrigation Project
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate over 23 development projects in Madhya Pradesh during his one-day visit to the poll-bound state on Saturday. (Reuters File photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday for a one-day visit, during which he will launch several development projects in the state, an official said on Friday.

The Prime Minister will land at Bhopal’s Raja Bhoj Airport at around 12 pm and will then leave for Mohanpura and thereafter to Indore to participate in various programmes, the official said.

Modi will dedicate the Mohanpura Irrigation Project worth Rs 3,866 crore in Rajgarh district to the people of the state. This project, which includes a dam and a canal system, would benefit 727 villages in Madhya Pradesh, a public relations officer (PRO) said.

The Prime Minister will then head to Indore to inaugurate several other development projects worth Rs 4713.75 crore at a programme.

He will also inaugurate the state government’s urban transport scheme named ‘Sutra Seva’ at Indore’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

This economical bus service -- ‘Sutra Seva: MP Ki Apni Bus’ -- is being introduced in 20 selected cities of the state.

The Urban Development and Housing Department will make the bus service available inside and outside the cities under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme through private partnership.

In the first phase of ‘Sutra Seva’, 127 buses will ply in four municipal corporation cities -- Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Chhindwara -- and in two municipal council towns -- Guna and Bhind, the official said.

The ‘griha pravesh’ (house warming ceremony) of all 1,00,219 beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana will be performed simultaneously across the state.

The Prime Minister will also dedicate 23 development projects undertaken at a cost of Rs 278.26 crore in Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Ujjain under the Smart City Mission, the official said.

During the programme, Modi will also inaugurate drinking water schemes for 14 urban areas. These places are: Dharampuri Municipal Council (Dhar district), Raisen Municipal Council, Begumganj, Obaidullaganj, Berasia (Bhopal), Athner (Betul), Badhvad (Ratlam), Dindori, Lakhnadon (Seoni), Narsinghpur, Sabalgarh, Bamor, Poursa (Morena) and Bamouri (Shahdol), he said.

Parks developed under the AMRUT Yojana in 10 urban areas, including Khandwa, Burhanpur, Khargone, Sehore, Hoshangabad, Bhopal, Pithampur, Guna, Gwalior and Rewa, will also be dedicated to the people during the programme.

The Prime Minister will also award the representatives of Indore, Bhopal and Chandigarh, the cities that secured top three positions in the cleanliness survey -- Swachh Survekshan 2018, the official said.

Madhya Pradesh polls by the end of this year.

First Published: Jun 22, 2018 17:15 IST