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PM Modi Inaugurates Rs 7,200 Crore Projects In West Bengal

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation and laid the foundation stone for multiple development projects worth Rs 7,200 crore in Arambagh, Hooghly, West Bengal. The developmental projects are associated with sectors like rail, ports, oil pipeline, LPG supply and wastewater treatment.

Empowerment through Development

  • The Prime Minister expressed confidence in the resolutions of Viksit Bharat being accomplished with the contributions of the people of West Bengal.
  • PM Modi praised India’s achievements in environmental harmony, citing the example of the Haldia Barauni crude pipeline which promotes safe and environmentally friendly transportation of crude oil.

Key Projects Inaugurated

1.Indian Oil’s Haldia-Barauni Crude Oil Pipeline

  • This pipeline, spanning 518 kilometers, was inaugurated at a cost of about Rs 2,790 crore.
  • It passes through Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal, supplying crude oil to Barauni Refinery, Bongaigaon Refinery, and Guwahati Refinery.
  • The pipeline ensures safe, cost-efficient, and environment-friendly transportation of crude oil, contributing to the energy security of the region.

2.Indian Oil’s LPG Bottling Plant at Vidyasagar Industrial Park, Kharagpur

  • Developed at a cost of more than Rs 200 crore, this LPG bottling plant is the first of its kind in the region.
  • With a capacity of 120 TMTPA, it will supply LPG to about 14.5 lakh customers in West Bengal, addressing the growing demand for clean cooking fuel in the area.

3.Infrastructure Strengthening at Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, Kolkata

  • Projects worth about Rs 1000 crore were dedicated to strengthening the infrastructure at the port.
  • This includes the reconstruction of Berth No. 8 NSD and the mechanization of berth no. 7 & 8 NSD of Kolkata Dock System.
  • Additionally, augmentation of the firefighting system at oil jetties of Haldia Dock Complex was inaugurated, equipped with state-of-the-art automated facilities for immediate hazard detection.
  • The third Rail Mounted Quay Crane (RMQC) of Haldia Dock Complex, with a lifting capacity of 40 Tonnes, was also dedicated, aimed at boosting the productivity of the port substantially.

4.Rail Projects

  • Inauguration of the third rail line connecting Jhargram – Salgajhari, spanning 90 kilometers.
  • Doubling of Sondalia – Champapukur rail line covering 24 kilometers.
  • Doubling of Dankuni – Bhattanagar – Baltikuri rail line, covering 9 kilometers.
  • These projects expand rail transport facilities in the region, improving mobility and facilitating seamless service of freight traffic, thereby fostering economic and industrial growth.

5.Wastewater Treatment and Sewerage Projects

  • Inauguration of projects related to wastewater treatment and sewerage in West Bengal, developed at a cost of about Rs 600 crore, funded by the World Bank.
  • Includes Interception and Diversion (I&D) works and Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) at Howrah, Bally, Kamarhati & Baranagar, addressing environmental concerns and improving sanitation facilities in the region.

Driving Comprehensive Development in West Bengal

  • Inauguration and foundation laying signify a significant stride in West Bengal’s comprehensive development.
  • Initiatives prioritize infrastructure, environmental sustainability, and empowerment for enhanced economic growth and better quality of life.

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