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PM Modi to inaugurate Kanpur Metro section, Bina-Panki project on Tuesday

New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kanpur on 28 December to inaugurate the completed section of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project and the Bina-Panki Multi Product Pipeline project. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) gave this information on Sunday.

The Prime Minister will also address the 54th convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. A PMO statement said improving urban mobility has been one of the prime focus areas of the Prime Minister. The inauguration of the completed section of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project is another major step in this direction. It is a nine kilometer long stretch from IIT Kanpur to Moti Jheel.

According to the statement, the Prime Minister will inspect the Kanpur Metro Rail project and take a metro ride from IIT Metro Station to Geeta Nagar. The entire length of the metro rail project in Kanpur is 32 km and is being built at a cost of over Rs 11,000 crore.

The 356-km-long Bina-Panki multiproduct pipeline project has a capacity of about 34.5 lakh metric tonnes per annum, the statement said. Spread from Bina refinery in Madhya Pradesh to Panki in Kanpur, the project has been built at a cost of over Rs 1500 crore. It will help in transporting petroleum products from Bina refinery in the region.

The Prime Minister will be the chief guest at the convocation ceremony of IIT Kanpur. During the convocation, all students will be awarded digital degrees through an in-house blockchain powered technology developed at the institute under the National Blockchain Project. The Prime Minister will launch a blockchain-based digital degree, the statement said. These digital degrees can be verified globally.

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