Bhubaneswar, Jan 4 (LocalWire) In less than a fortnight, Prime Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strongman Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Odisha again on Saturday.
He will lay foundation stones of several projects worth Rs 5,399 crore (approximately) at an event at Police High School ground in Baripada.
Modi will inaugurate three National Highway (NH) projects of almost 200 km, including four-laning of Rimuli-Koida section of NH-215 (new NH-520), four laning of Koida-Rajamunda section of NH-215 (new NH-520) and four-laning of Singara-Binjabahal section of NH-6 (new NH-49).
The estimated cost of these projected is Rs 3,318 crore.
This apart, the Prime Minister will dedicate the Balasore-Haldia section of Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur LPG Pipeline of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. The 513 km Balasore-Haldia section is being built at a cost of Rs 1,080 crore.
Modi will also flag off the second passenger train from Tatanagar to Badampahar on Saturday.
The BJP veteran will inaugurate the doubling of Naranpur-Basantpur and Chillikidara-Sagadapata line and a multi modal logistics park (MMLP) at Balasore, along with opening passport sewa kendras at post offices in Bhadrak, Cuttack, Jajpur, Aska, Keonjhar and Dhenkanal.
He will launch the conservation and development works for Rasikaray Temple and Haripurgarh fort of the Bhanja Dynasty of Mayurbhanj.
Modi will wrap up his one-day visit by addressing a public rally at Chhau ground at Baripada in Mayurbhanj district.
The PM will again visit the state on Jan 16 when he will attend a party convention – Swabhiman Samavesh – in Bolangir.
Pertinently, Modi visited Odisha on Dec 24 to launch projects worth Rs 14,523 cr in the state, besides, inaugurating IIT Bhubaneswar campus, Lalitgiri museum and laying foundation stone for a permanent building of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Berhampur.
He also released a commemorative coin and postage stamp in memory of Paika Rebellion and addressed a public rally at Khurda.