PM inaugurates and lays foundation for multiple development projects worth INR 7,200 Crore in West Bengal

Unnati More Mar 02, 2024 0

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, March 1, inaugurated, dedicated to the nation, and laid the foundation stone for a slew of development projects worth an estimated INR 7,200 Crore in Arambagh, Hooghly of West Bengal. These projects encompass crucial sectors such as rail, port, oil pipeline, LPG supply, and wastewater treatment.

In the ports sector

Modi laid the foundation stone for the reconstruction of Berth No. 8 NSD and the mechanization of Berth No. 7 & 8 NSD of the Kolkata Dock System.

He dedicated to the nation a project for enhancing the firefighting system at the oil jetties of Haldia Dock Complex, Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port. It is a state-of-the-art fully automated set-up equipped with cutting-edge gas and flame sensors, ensuring immediate hazard detection. He also dedicated the third Rail Mounted Quay Crane (RMQC) of the Haldia Dock Complex with a lifting capacity of 40 Tonnes. These projects at Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, Kolkata will boost port productivity substantially by helping with faster and safer cargo handling and evacuation.

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In the rail sector, the PM dedicated projects worth INR 2680 Crore. These include the third rail line connecting Jhargram – Salgajhari (90 Kms), the doubling of the Sondalia – Champapukur rail line (24 Kms), and the doubling of the Dankuni – Bhattanagar – Baltikuri rail line (9 Kms). These projects will expand the rail transport facilities in the region, improve mobility and facilitate seamless service of freight traffic leading to economic and industrial growth in the region.

Additionally, PM Modi inaugurated three projects in wastewater treatment and sewerage sector. These projects, developed at a cost of an estimated INR 600 Crore have been funded by the World Bank. The projects include Interception and Diversion (I&D) works and Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) at Howrah with a capacity of 65 MLD and a sewage network of 3.3 km, I&D works and STPs at Bally with a capacity of 62 MLD and a sewage network of 11.3 km, and I&D works and STPs at Kamarhati & Baranagar with a capacity of 60 MLD and a sewage network of 8.15 Km.

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