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Telangana : PM Modi lays foundation stone for developmental projects worth over Rs 13,500 cr

Telangana : PM Modi lays foundation stone for developmental projects worth over Rs 13,500 cr

Mahabubnagar (Telangana), Oct 1 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone and dedicated to the nation, multiple developmental projects worth more than Rs 13,500 crore here on Sunday.
The development projects include important sectors like road, rail, petroleum and natural gas and higher education.
During the programme, the Prime Minister also flagged off a train service through video conferencing.
Addressing the gathering, he underlined the advent of the festive season and said that the passage of Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam in the Parliament had established the spirit of Shakti Puja before the onset of Navratri.
Modi expressed happiness in laying the foundation stone of many road connectivity projects today which will transform life in the region. Nagpur – Vijayawada Economic Corridor will ease transportation and business in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtram, giving a push to trade, tourism and industry in these states.
He informed that key economic hubs have been identified in the corridor, including 8 Special Economic Zones, 5 Mega food parks, 4 fishing seafood clusters, 3 pharma and medical clusters and 1 textiles cluster. This will open many avenues for the youth of Hanamkonda, Mahabubabad, Warangal and Khammam districts.
The Prime Minister highlighted the need for rail and road connectivity for a land-locked state like Telangana for taking the goods manufactured here to the ports. He said many key economic corridors of the country are passing through the state. All these will become a medium to connect the state with the East and West Coast. The Suryapet-Khammam section of the Hyderabad Visakhapatnam corridor will also help in this. It will help in reaching the East Coast. Besides, logistics costs of industries and businesses will also be reduced.
The Railway line being built between Jaklair and Krishna section will also be very important for the people here, he said.
About the recent developments around the world in the energy and energy security sector, he also highlighted that the Government has secured energy not only for the industries but also for the household.
He gave the example of an increase in the number of LPG cylinders from 14 crores in 2014 to 32 crores in 2023 and also mentioned the recent reduction in gas prices. “Government is giving impetus to the expansion of the LPG distribution network in the country”, the Prime Minister said as he noted that the Hassan-Cherlapalli LPG Pipeline Project will play a crucial role in providing energy security to people in the region.
He also touched upon laying the foundation stone for the Multiproduct Petroleum Pipeline between Krishnapatnam to Hyderabad which will help in the creation of thousands of direct and indirect jobs in Telangana.
Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy and Member of Parliament Bandi Sanjay Kumar were present on the occasion among others.

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