PM Narendra Modi to launch projects worth Rs 780 cr in Vadodara on Oct 23

By: | Published: October 15, 2017 10:40 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was recently on a three-day visit to the state, will once again go to Gujarat on October 23, two days before Labh Pancham, the auspicious day after the Gujarati New Year when businesses reopen.

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As the battle to conquer Gujarat intensifies, all the parties are doing everything possible to get the voters behind them. Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was recently on a three-day visit to the state, will once again go to Gujarat on October 23, two days before Labh Pancham, the auspicious day after the Gujarati New Year when businesses reopen. According to a report by The Indian Express, the Prime Minister will inaugurate development projects worth Rs 780 crore in Vadodara. In the view of PM’s visit, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani, who was set to inaugurate the projects at a mega event on Sunday, called off his visit to the city on Saturday.

The preparations for the event were at the peak before the last minute announcement of PM Modi’s visit. “We were preparing for an event on Sunday, in which, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was to be present. The event has been called off in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on October 23. The VMC’s projects will now be inaugurated by the Prime Minister,” Vadodara Municipal Commissioner Vinod Rao was quoted saying in the report.

The Vadodara Municipal Corporation has also convened a fresh standing committee meeting on Tuesday to clear additional projects worth Rs 250 crore, which the Prime Minister is expected to announce at his October 23 event. “We have been asked to ensure that all the paperwork for the approved projects are cleared by Monday so that work orders can be handed out for the Rs 300-crore projects. We are also ensuring that papers are ready for projects proposed before the Committee that meets on Tuesday,” said an official on the condition of anonymity.

During his visit, PM Modi will also inaugurate the foundation stone laying ceremony of the much-hyped ‘Jan Mahal,’ the transportation hub that had been mired in litigation, but which is now set to be built under the Smart City project. He is also expected to announce a mega flyover project worth a whopping Rs 222 crore.

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