1. Highlights | Narendra Modi in Mizoram, Meghalaya: PM Modi said, ‘Our Moto is Transformation by Transportation’

Highlights | Narendra Modi in Mizoram, Meghalaya: PM Modi said, ‘Our Moto is Transformation by Transportation’

Narendra Modi in Mizoram, Meghalaya: After the end of Gujarat Assembly elections, PM Narendra Modi visited Mizoram and inaugurated hydropower project. He arrived in Meghalaya at 1 pm and launched Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura Road.

By: | Updated: December 16, 2017 5:05 PM
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Narendra Modi in Mizoram, Meghalaya: After the end of Gujarat Assembly elections, PM Narendra Modi visits Mizoram and later scheduled to visit Meghalaya. He addressed a public rally in Aizwal and inaugurated hydropower project. PM Modi arrived at Lengpui Airport in Aizawl around 9 am, Mizoram’s state protocol officer David L Pachuau said. East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner P S Dkhar said Modi was likely to land at the Upper Shillong helipad around 1 pm. The PM will also be addressing a rally at the Sports Training Centre Complex on Polo Grounds in Shillong where he announced the opening of a party office and unveiled a plaque for Shillong-Tura National Highway. Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place in Shillong for the prime minister’s visit, district SP Davis Marak said.

PM Narendra Modi in Mizoram, Meghalaya updates:

2.55 pm: PM Modi completed his speech by stating, “The BJP’s agenda is development, speedy development, and all-around development.”

2.45 pm: PM Modi said, “Tired of such a corrupt system, Meghalaya’s brilliant youth has been frustrated by the unemployment due to the unemployment in the last three decades. Who is its liability?”

2.35 pm: PM Modi said, “In Meghalaya, there are scams in the meals being given to children. This is unfortunate.”

2.25 pm: PM Modi said, “There was an irregularity in the appointment of teachers. Incorrect people were appointed on the gestures of Congress MLA and MP. Today there is a shortage of 1700 teachers in the primary schools of Meghalaya. More than 70% of primary teachers were not trained.”

2.22 pm: PM Modi said, “See the record corruption in Meghalaya. Why has the Congress Government in Meghalaya committed so many scams.”

2.19 pm: PM Modi said, “The Chief Minister of Meghalaya is a doctor but what is the state of the health sector in the state. Why are people not getting proper healthcare.”

2.17 pm: PM Modi said, “The wave of change, which began with the Assam elections, is now reaching Meghalaya. This state can do wonders. 15 years of Congress rule has ruined Meghalaya.”

2.15 pm: PM Modi said, “In 2022, the country will complete 75 years of its independence. This will be the year when the formation of Meghalaya will be 50 years. 75 years of independence, 50 years of formation and National Games This is a great opportunity for Meghalaya to set new resolutions.”

2.11 pm: PM Modi said, “During my last visit to Meghalaya in May 2016 I had talked about promotion of tourism in the State. We want to make Meghalaya a top tourist destination. The government of India has sanctioned around Rupees one hundred crore for development of tourist destinations in the State.”

2.06 pm: PM Modi said, “The Government of India is executing fifteen New Rail Line projects of nearly fourteen hundred kilometer length. This will cost around Rupees forty-seven thousand crore, and boost rail infrastructure in the North Eastern Region.”

2.05 pm: My government believes in completing our projects: PM Modi.

2.00 pm: PM Modi said, “Across the North East the Union Government has sanctioned around four thousand kilometers of National Highways, for an amount of over Rupees thirty-two thousand crore.”

1.58 pm: PM Modi said, “After Morarji Desai ji came to North-East and if a prime minister took part in the North-Eastern Council meeting, then he was me. I started the North-Eastern Council meeting in Shillong last year.”

1.57 pm: PM Modi said, “You have been well-acquainted with the attitude of previous governments about the North East. In the North-East, the plans were not stuck but because the North-East Council was formed in 1972. But this Council too was taken seriously.”

1.56 pm: PM Modi said, “When our government ministers come to this area, they stop here, meet with the people, take direct information about their problems and needs.”

1.56 pm: PM Modi said, “When our government was formed in 2014, I had given clear instructions to my cabinet colleagues that in my fifteen days, one or two of my friends will definitely travel to the North East. And the tour also did not go that morning, back to Delhi in the evening.”

1.55 pm: PM Modi, “It will boost economic activity and establish a direct link between the important towns of the state- Shillong and Tura. Travel time will be significantly reduced.”

1.54 pm: PM Modi said, “I am very happy to have inaugurated 261 kilometer long 2-Laning of Shillong-Nongstoin Section of NH 106 and Nongstoin- Rongjeng Section of NH 127-B.This road will serve as an east-west corridor.”

1.53 pm: PM Modi said, “Our Moto is Transformation through Transportation.”

1.50 pm: PM Modi said, “I am so happy to be in Meghalaya. I have fond memories of my visit to this state last year.”

1.40 pm: PM Modi arrives at the venue in Shillong to inaurate the Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura Road

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1.35 pm: WATCH PM Modi in Shillong.

1.30 pm: VISUALS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Shillong.

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1.15 pm: FIRST VISUALS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura Road, in Shillong

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1.00 pm: Visuals of PM Modi in Shillong, Meghalaya.

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12.45 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Meghalaya’s Shillong. He will inaugurate the Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura Road.

12.30 pm: On the occasion of Vijay Diwas, PM Modi tweeted:

12.20 pm: PM Modi Tweeted:

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12.00 pm: PM Modi Tweeted:

11.50 am: PM Modi Tweeted:

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11.15 am: WATCH PM Modi talk about the investing Rs 47,000 crore for executing 15 new rail line projects.

11.10 am: Earlier today, PM Modi upon visiting Aizawl said,”I am delighted to be in Mizoram. This is my first visit here as PM but I have visited this state before that. I admire the beauty of Mizoram and friendly nature of the people of this state.”

10.58 am: PM Modi talked about the influence of football in Aizawl.

10.55 am: WATCH PM Modi talk about the importance of Bamboo in the lives of people of Mizoram.

10.50 am: ALSO READ – PM Modi inaugurates Tuirial Hydropower Project in Aizawl, calls it significant milestone in Mizoram’s history

10.48 am: WATCH NOW! “We have taken forward Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s vision & are devoting resources to Northeast’s progress. My ministerial colleagues are frequently visiting the Northeast,” said PM Narendra Modi.

10.46 am: PM Modi talked about the importance of football for the people of Mizoram. He concluded his speech by saying, “The soft-power of football can become Mizoram’s global identity.”

10.44 am: PM Modi said, “This will benefit lakhs of farmers and will add to the efforts to double the farmer’s income by 2022.”

10.42 am: PM Modi also said, “Our Government with an aim to reduce this pain, has changed the regulatory regime and now there will be no requirement of any permit or permission for producing, transporting and selling Bamboo and its products produced by farmers in their own fields.”

10.40 am: PM Modi talked about the benefits and importance of Bamboo in the lives of people in Northeast. He said, “The Bamboo which is the livelihood for lakhs of people of North East, has been under a very restrictive regulatory regime. Because of this, you cannot transport or sell the Bamboo produced in your own field without the permit.”

10.38 am: WATCH PM Modi wishing Merry Christmas and New Year wishes to people in Aizwal.

10.37 am: PM Modi said, “In the spirit of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ every Indian, irrespective of caste, gender, religion, a class must have equal opportunities to partake in the new prosperity.

10.36 am: Under the Bharatmala Project, we will build a network of highways and road in the North-East region: PM Narendra Modi in Aizawl

10.35 am: PM Modi in Aizwal, “The high literacy rate, scenic beauty and availability of large English speaking population in Mizoram make for a perfect blend to develop the State as a model tourist destination.”

10.33 am: PM Modi in Aizwal said, “The Union Government has been proactively following the ‘Act East Policy’. As a gate-way to South East Asia, Mizoram stands to gain immensely from this. It can emerge as a key transit point for trade with Myanmar and Bangladesh.

10.32 am: PM Modi said, “We are committed to bring all the State Capitals of North East Region on the Rail map. The Government of India is executing 15 New Rail Line projects of 1385 kilometers length, at a cost of over Rs.47,000 crore.”

10.31 am: PM Modi said, “It is said that the lack of connectivity is one of the biggest hurdles in the path of development of the North Eastern Region. My Government wants to do ‘Transformation by Transportation’ through investment in infrastructure to change the face of the North Eastern Region.”

10.30 am: Vision of New India can be realized only if fruits of development reach all. Government plans to focus on around 115 districts which are relatively backward when evaluated on various indicators. This will benefit backward districts of North Eastern States including Mizoram: PM Modi.

10.28 am: PM Modi in Mizoram said, “Building a New India by 2022 requires us to work towards the twin goals of increasing economic growth as well as ensuring that the fruits of growth are shared by all.”

10.25 am: We are betting on the skills and strengths of India’s youth. We believe in ’empower through enterprise’ – which is creating the right ecosystem for innovation and enterprise to flourish so that our land is home to the next big ideas that can transform humanity: PM Modi.

10.21 am: PM Modi in Mizoram said, “This project will boost eco-tourism and provide a source of assured drinking water supply.”

10.20 am: PM Modi said, “Besides electricity, the reservoir water will also open new avenues for navigation. This will provide connectivity to remote villages. The huge reservoir, spread over an area of 45 square kilometres can also be used for development of fisheries.”

10.19 am: The project was first cleared by the Union Government of PM Vajpayee ji, way back in 1998 but got delayed. The completion of this project is a reflection of our commitment to complete ongoing projects and usher in a new era of development in the North Eastern region: PM Modi.

10.18 am: PM Modi said, “It is the first large hydropower project in Mizoram. It will boost the socio-economic development of the State.”

10.17 am: “Today we gather here to celebrate a significant mile-stone in the history of Mizoram: the completion and dedication of the 60 Mega-Watt Tuirial Hydropower Project,” said PM Modi.

10.16 am: PM Modi: You don’t have to send your grievances to Delhi (central govt), authorities from Delhi will come to you themselves, we have named this policy as Ministry of DONER (Ministry for Development of North Eastern Region): PM Modi in Aizawl, Mizoram.

10.15 am: PM Modi said, During the tenure of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee significant work was done for the development of the Northeast. We have taken forward this vision and are devoting resources for the progress of the Northeast. My ministerial colleagues are frequently visiting the Northeast

10.14 am: PM Modi: Tuirial Hydropower Project is the first major central (govt) project to be successfully commissioned in Mizoram.

10.13 am: PM Modi in Mizoram said, “There have been over 150 Ministerial visits. Our initiative- the Ministry of DoNER at your doorstep has added impetus to the development of the Northeast. It has enabled us to understand the aspirations of the Northeast even better.”

10.12 am: PM Modi said, “During the tenure of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee significant work was done for the development of the Northeast. We have taken forward this vision and are devoting resources for the progress of the Northeast. My ministerial colleagues are frequently visiting the Northeast.”

10.11 am: PM Modi wishes the people of Aizwal. He said, “My visit to this beautiful state today, brings back fond memories of time spent with the people of Mizoram: PM Modi in Aizwal, also wishes people Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.”

10.10 am: PM Modi addresses rally at Tuirial Hydropower Project in Aizawl, “I am delighted to be in Mizoram. This is my first visit here as PM but I have visited this state before that. I admire the beauty of Mizoram and friendly nature of the people of this state.”

9.55 am: Earlier, PM Modi tweeted:

9.40 am: Earlier on December 15, PM Modi shared his schedule for his tour of Northeast on Twitter. He Wrote:

The enchanting and effervescent Northeast calls! Looking forward to visiting Mizoram and Meghalaya tomorrow, where various development projects will be inaugurated. These projects will add impetus to the development journey of the Northeast.

9.30 am: PM Modi shared beautiful visuals of Aizawl on Twitter:

9:13 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Aizawl’s Lengpui Airport. He will be dedicating the Tuirial Hydropower Project to the nation, later in the day.

9:03 am: We see immense potential in the Northeast and are committed to doing everything for the region’s overall progress: PM Modi

9:01 am: Amit Shah had earlier said that development of Northeast India is one of the priorities of Modi government

8:30 am: “The enchanting and effervescent Northeast calls. Looking forward to visiting Mizoram and Meghalaya tomorrow, where various development projects will be inaugurated. These projects will add impetus to the development journey of the Northeast,” he tweeted ahead of the visit.

8:10 am: “He will address a public meeting and inaugurate a 60- Megawatt hydroelectric project at Assam Rifles ground in Aizawl before leaving for Shillong later in the day,”Mizoram’s state protocol officer David L Pachuau said.

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    s
    Dec 16, 2017 at 12:10 pm
    Thank you Pm you have proven the best indian PM we ever had. NE should develop and if possible facilitate trains and highways from western border of bangledesh to manipur-tripura. Secondly we are wasting precious foreign exchange in visiting foreign destination the lovely lands from arunachal to Unakoti of tripura are the best of india can visit , please promote these state and develop.
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      Natarajan
      Dec 16, 2017 at 11:35 am
      After decades we are seeing a statesman. Hats off to midi
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