PM Modi makes tourism pitch in Assam, unveils projects to boost connectivity

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday rolled out development projects worth Rs 11,600 crore in Assam.

The infrastructure projects, some funded by the state government and some by the Centre, were unveiled at a function at the Veterinary College Playground in Khanapara in Guwahati, news agency PTI reported.

Some of the big projects for which foundation stones were laid by PM Modi are the Kamakhya temple corridor (Rs 498 crore), the six-lane road from the new airport terminal in Guwahati (Rs 358 crore), the upgradation of Nehru Stadium to FIFA standards (Rs 831 crore) and a new sports complex in Chandrapur (Rs 300 crore).

While speaking at the inauguration event, PM Modi said that the aim of his government is to simplify the life of every individual in this country. He asserted that the schemes launched by BJP’s double engine government in the Centre as well as the state will reach every ‘labharti’ (benefeciary).

He said that his government has built premium educational institutions like the IITs and IIMs in every corner of the country.

“We have built educational institutions like IITs and IIMs in every corner of the country. In Assam, before the BJP government, there were only 6 medical colleges. Today there are 12. Assam has also become an important zone in the North-East for cancer treatment,” he said.

PM Modi said that the BJP government has paid huge attention to development in Assam and the footfall of a record number of tourists in Assam in the last 10 years is proof of that.

“Everyone knows what the condition of the north-east has been in the last 10 years. There was very limited air and road connectivity in Assam. Forget travelling from one state to another, even travelling to another district was difficult. BJP’s NDA government has developed Assam in the last 10 years. Our government increased expenditure on Assam by 4 times,” PM Modi said.

The Prime Minister highlighted the fact that the north-east today is free of violence which was the case for the last 10 years.

“More than 7,000 young people in Assam have left the path of violence in Assam, and have vowed to take part in the development of the country. “In many areas, AFSPA has been removed. The violence-hit areas are on the path to development today, and the government is assisting them,” he said.

Modi said that the government in the recent budget has allocated Rs 11 lakh crore for the infrastructure development in the country. Taking a swipe at the 10 years of UPA government, under former PM Manmohan Singh, Modi said that the amount the UPA government spent on infrastructure in 10 years (12 lakh crore), our government is investing that in only 1 year.

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Mohammed Bilal

Published On:

Feb 4, 2024

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