Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 3 inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for projects worth over Rs 68,000 crore in Odisha.
Besides inaugurating the 400-crore permanent campus of IIM, Sambalpur, PM Modi unveiled several infrastructure projects across various sectors such as power, roads and railways in the state.
After unveiling 18 projects in the state, the PM Modi said, “These projects will benefit the youth of Odisha and will create employment opportunities. The Centre is supporting Odisha in every sector.”He also flagged off the Puri-Sonepur-Puri weekly express, which will improve connectivity in the region, and dedicated the Jharsuguda Head Post Office Heritage Building to the nation.
PM Modi also inaugurated the 412-km Dhamra-Angul pipeline section of the Jagdishpur-Haldia and Bokaro-Dhamra pipeline project (JHBDPL). Built at a cost of around Rs 2,450 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga, the project will connect Odisha with the National Gas Grid.