PM Modi to lay foundation of Rs 17,600 crore rail projects

Dhanbad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of multiple developmental projects- rail, power and coal in Jharkhand from Sindri during his Dhanbad visit tomorrow.

A senior official of East Central Railway (ECR) Hajipur zone said that the Prime Minister will inaugurate, dedicate and lay the foundation stone of several rail projects worth more than Rs 17,600 crore in Jharkhand.

The rail projects are Dhanbad-Chandrapura new rail line, 3rd & 4th Line connecting Sone Nagar-Andal; Tori- Shivpur first & second and Biratoli- Shivpur third railway line (part of Tori- Shivpur Project); Mohanpur–Hansdiha new rail line and others.

These projects will expand the rail services in the state and lead to socio-economic development in the region.

The Prime Minister will also flag off three trains during the programme. This includes the Deoghar–Dibrugarh train service, MEMU Train Service between Tatanagar and Badampahar (Daily) and long-haul freight train from Shivpur station.

The Prime Minister will also dedicate to the nation important power projects in Jharkhand, including the Unit 1 (660 MW) of North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Project (STPP), Chatra. Developed at more than Rs 7500 crore, the project will lead to improved power supply in the region.

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