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Modi J&K Visit: PM to inaugurate multiple projects worth Rs 20,000 crore | Deets here

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is scheduled to visit Jammu & Kashmir tomorrow, will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development initiatives worth around ₹20,000 crore. He will also launch the Amrit Sarovar initiative.

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Here are projects that will be inaugarated:
-Prime Minister will inaugurate the Banihal Qazigund Road Tunnel, built at a cost of over ₹3100 crore. The 8.45 Km long tunnel would reduce the road distance between Banihal and Qazigund by 16 km, and reduce journey time by around one and a half hour. The tunnel would help establish an all weather connection between Jammu and Kashmir, and bring the two regions closer.

-He will will lay the foundation stone of three road packages of Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway, being built at a cost of over Rs. 7500 crore.

-They are for the construction of 4/6 lane access controlled Delhi-Katra-Amritsar Expressway from: Balsua on NH-44 to Gurha Baildaran, Hiranagar; Gurha Baildaran, Hiranagar to Jakh, Vijaypur; and Jakh, Vijaypur to Kunjwani, Jammu with spur connectivity to Jammu Airport.

-Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of Ratle and Kwar Hydroelectric projects. The 850 MW Ratle Hydroelectric Project will be constructed on Chenab river in Kishtwar District at a cost of around ₹5300 crore.

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-The 540 MW Kwar Hydroelectric Project will also be built on Chenab river in Kishtwar District at a cost of over Rs. 4500 crore. Both the projects will help meet the power requirements of the region.

-He will also inaugurate a 500 KW solar power plant at Palli, which will make it the country’s first panchayat to become carbon neutral.

PM will also hand over SVAMITVA cards to beneficiaries under the scheme. He will also transfer award money to Panchayats which are winners of awards given across different categories on National panchayati Raj Day for their achievements. Prime Minister will also visit the INTACH photo gallery which depicts the rural heritage of the region, and Nokia Smartpur, a rural entrepreneurship-based model designed to create ideal smart villages in India.

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