Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated new passenger trains for North Eastern region during interaction with members of self help groups in NE. He also laid the foundation for a football stadium ‘Ampati’ in Shillong. During his speech Modi said that better rail connectivity and infrastructure plans were on cards for the North east.
Here are updates of PM Narendra Modi’s speech during his maiden visit to Shillong:
4.43 pm: In 2017, India is hosting U-17 FiFa World Cup. We need to take advantage of being a part of FIFA.
4.41 pm: New railway routes will boost economy in North-East
4.41 pm: Railway Ministry will spend Rs 5,000 crore on North-East
4.40 pm: Today is red letter day in history of North-East
4.30 pm: Today, we laid the foundation for a football stadium. We’re aware about love people of North East, especially Meghalaya have for football: PM Modi
4.20 pm: PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone for new football stadium ‘Ampati’ in Shillong (Meghalaya)
4.10 pm: PM Modi inaugurates new passenger trains for NE during interaction with members of self help groups in NE
Earlier in the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the North Eastern Council (NEC) meeting in Shillong. He will also release a special cover and a stamp brought out by the Department of Posts to mark the occasion.