Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Haldwani in Uttarakhand on Thursday. During this, he inaugurated six projects costing more than Rs 17,500 crore and laid the foundation stone of 17 projects including Lakhwar Multipurpose Project. The PM announced that Haldwani is coming up with a plan of about Rs 2000 crore for the development of the city. During this, the PM fiercely attacked the opposition.
The PM said that the work on the development projects would improve water, sewage, roads, parking, street lights everywhere. He said that after getting the good fortune of visiting Kumaon, many old memories have been refreshed. And I feel proud to wear this Uttarakhandi cap that you have been wearing so intimately.
‘Open a shop to spread rumors’
Modi said that he gave you lack of basic facilities. Earlier the thinking of the governments was to keep Uttarakhand away from facilities and rule. If the public has now rejected him, then now he has opened a shop to spread rumors. rumour, create, circulate and spread rumours. Opponents are spreading new confusion regarding Tanakpur, Bageshwar line. Work is going on on the Tanakpur Bageshwar line project. Work will start soon. This I assure. Rishikesh-Karnprayag rail route is being built. Soon the Tanakpur Bageshwar railway line will be built.
‘Earlier governments only looted Uttarakhand’
The PM said that these are not stones. These resolutions are stones. BJP will prove its works. Uttarakhand has completed two decades of its establishment. In these years such governments came which used to say that you may loot Uttarakhand but my government should be formed. Governments did not love Uttarakhand, they only looted. One who falls in love with Kumaon does not leave the land of God. To serve here is like serving the deities. Our government is working in this spirit. I am busy with my life.
‘Will be punished’
The guilty will be punished. Uttarakhand suffered a loss due to the suspension of the project. People suffered. People will not forget those who commit such sins. I’m doing things right, you fix them. Those who were in the government earlier, if they had worried about you, the projects would not have been delayed for four decades. The people who were in the government earlier never cared about the potential of Uttarakhand. As a result, there was neither sufficient electricity, nor water for irrigation, nor did the houses get water from pipes.
Mention of Kashi Vishwanath Dham in Uttarakhand
Referring to Kashi Vishwanath in Haldwani, Modi said that a Dham has been built there. Here work has been done in Jageshwar Dham. No government has done as much money as the BJP government has spent on development schemes.
The projects inaugurated by the Prime Minister include road widening projects, a hydroelectric project in Pithoragarh and a sewerage network in Nainital. The total cost of these projects is Rs 3,400 crore.
17 projects costing Rs 14100 crore
The projects that the PM laid the foundation stone for include 17 projects related to several sectors including irrigation, roads, housing, health infrastructure, industries, sanitation, drinking water supply and their total cost is Rs 14,100 crore.
The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of Lakhwar Multipurpose Project to be built at a cost of about Rs 5,750 crore and also inaugurated and laid foundation stones of several road projects worth Rs 8,700 crore.
300 MW electricity will be produced
Under the Lakhwar Multipurpose Project, a 204 meter high concrete dam is proposed to be built on the Yamuna river near Lohari village in Dehradun district. The project will generate 300 MW of electricity.
Apart from these, he also laid the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Udham Singh Nagar, Satellite Center of Rishikesh and Jagjivan Ram Government Medical College in Pithoragarh.
Foundation stone laid for construction of 2,400 houses
The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for the construction of around 2,400 houses for the economically weaker sections in Sitarganj and Kashipur areas of Udham Singh Nagar district. These houses will be constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) at a total cost of over Rs 170 crore.