PM Narendra Modi on Monday laid foundation stone for 6 projects worth Rs 993 crore linked to the development of Gujarat’s Kandla port. Modi added that Kandla port has emerged as one the most important ports in Asia. “Today, investment projects worth of aproximately Rs 1,000 crore ready to be implemented in Kandla, this is not a small amount,” PM said. “Infrastructure, efficiency and transparency are vital pillars of economic growth, good ports are essential for progress of country,” PM Modi said. Modi said that Kandla Port has the potential to play an important role in India’s economy, adding, that earthquake had devastated the district of Kutch in 2001, but people’s courage made it walk again. Modi, while addressing the huge crowd in Kandla, suggested Union Cabinet Minister Nitin Gadkari to rename Kandla Port to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kandla port. “We are in the year of birth century of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay, I would like to suggest Nitin Gadkari Ji to rename this port to Deen Dayal Upadhayay Kandla port,” Modi said. Prime Minister is scheduled to launch projects at the Kandla Port and in Bhachau, both in the Kutch district which had borne the brunt of the 2001 earthquake. The PM will also address at least two public meetings, Press Trust of India reported.
Watch | PM Narendra Modi lays foundation Stone for various projects of Kandla Port in Gandhidham, Gujarat
“Tomorrow I will begin a two-day Gujarat visit, during which I will join programmes in Kutch and Gandhinagar,” the prime minister tweeted today. “I shall inaugurate & lay the foundation stone for various projects of the Kandla Port and address a public meeting at Gandhidham,” he said in another tweet. He added that a pumping station will be inaugurated in Bhachau.