PM Modi’s two-day visit to Karnataka: All you need to know
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Karnataka Monday and Tuesday to inaugurate a slew of programmes in Bengaluru such as dedicating India’s first air-conditioned railway station, 100 per cent electrification of Konkan railway line, launching 150 Technology Hubs, and attending 8th International Yoga Day celebrations in Mysuru.
After laying the foundation stone for multiple rail and road infrastructure projects Kommaghatta in Bengaluru, the PM will leave for Mysuru by air Monday to attend a public function at Maharaja’s College Ground.
PM in Bengaluru
In a step towards enhancing mobility and boosting connectivity in Bengaluru, PM Modi will lay the foundation stone of Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project (BSRP), which will connect the capital city with its suburbs and satellite townships. The project, which is to be built at a cost of over Rs 15,700 crore, envisages four corridors with a total route length of over 148 km. The Prime Minister will also lay the stone of redevelopment of Bengaluru Cantt. and Yesvantpur Junction railway station to be developed at a cost of around Rs 500 crore and Rs 375 crore respectively.
Another highlight of the event would be dedicating India’s first air-conditioned railway station – Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Station at Baiyappanahalli. It has been developed on the lines of a modern airport at a cost of Rs 315 crore. The Prime Minister will also flag off electric trains from Udupi, Madagaon and Ratnagiri as part of launching the 100 per cent electrification of the Konkan railway line (about 740 km) from Roha (Maharashtra) to Thokur (Karnataka). The electrification has been done at a cost of more than 1,280 crore. Modi will launch two railway line doubling projects – Arsikere to Tumkuru (around 96 km) and Yelahanka to Penukonda (around 120 km) – by flagging off passenger trains and MEMU service respectively.
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