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PM Modi to lay the foundation stone for 2000 railway infrastructure projects on Monday

Updated on: 25 February,2024 06:31 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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The railway infrastructure projects, which includes redevelopment of stations, are worth more than Rs 41,000 crore

PM Modi to lay the foundation stone for 2000 railway infrastructure projects on Monday

PM Modi. File Pic/mid-day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone, inaugurate and dedicate to the nation around 2000 railway infrastructure projects, worth more than Rs. 41,000 crore on Monday, February 26. The event will be conducted via video-conferencing, the statement released by the prime minister's office (PMO) said.

While, the PM will also inaugurate redeveloped Gomti Nagar Railway Station, on Monday. The Gomti Nagar station in Uttar Pradesh has been redeveloped at a total cost of around Rs 385 crore to cater increased footfall. The station is centrally air-conditioned with amenities like Air Concourse, congestion free circulation, food courts and ample parking space, the statement said.

The projects the Prime Minister will lay foundation stone, includes redevelopment of 553 railway stations under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme. These stations, spread across 27 States and Union Territories, will be redeveloped at a cost of over Rs. 19,000 crores. These stations will act as ‘City Centres’ integrating both sides of the cities. The redeveloped stations will have amenities like roof plaza, landscaping, kids play area, kiosks, food courts, etc. The designs will be inspired by local culture and architecture, and will be environment and Divyang friendly, the PMO said in its statement.

Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for 1500 Road Over Bridges and Underpasses, spread across 24 States and Union Territories and the total cost of these projects is around Rs 21,520 crores.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, PM Modi inaugurated Gujarat's first All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Rajkot. He had laid the foundation stone for the institution via video-conferencing in December 2020. The hospital was built at a cost of Rs 1,195 crore.

On Sunday, the Prime Minister inaugurated the 'Sudarshan Setu' connecting the Okha mainland and the Beyt Dwarka island, built at a cost of around Rs 980 crore.The 2.32 km-long cable-stayed bridge is the longest of its kind in the country, the PMO said in a statement. PM Modi was on a two-day visit to Gujarat. 

Before the inauguration, PM Modi inspected the hospital along with the Union Health Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya and other officials of the hospital. "Gift of new AIIMS to Gujarat! Prime Minister @NarendraModi dedicated AIIMS, Rajkot to the nation!," Mansukh Mandaviya posted on X.

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