Last Updated: Feb 03, 2024
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sambalpur in Odisha today to inaugurate, dedicate, and lay the foundation stone for multiple infrastructure projects worth more than 68 thousand crore rupees. The visit will also include the inauguration of the permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Management-IIM Sambalpur. The permanent campus, built on an area of land measuring approximately 200 acres at Basantapur village near Sambalpur City, has been facilitated by a budget of about 402 crore rupees.
Mr Modi will inaugurate the Dhamra – Angul Pipeline Section of the Jagdishpur-Haldia and Bokaro-Dhamra Pipeline Project and lay the foundation stone of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) Talabira Thermal power project worth more than 27 thousand crore rupees. He will also inaugurate three National Highways road sector projects, developed at about 2110 crore rupees.
The Prime Minister will also dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of railway projects worth 2146 crore rupees. He will also lay the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Sambalpur Railway Station. He will also dedicate the Sambalpur-Talcher 168-kilometer Doubling Railway Line and Jhartarbha to the Sonepur New Railway line, enhancing the rail network capacity in the western Odisha region. The Prime Minister will also flag off the Puri-Sonepur-Puri Weekly Express, improving rail passenger connectivity in the area. Besides, Mr Modi will dedicate the Jharsuguda Head Post Office Heritage Building to the nation.