Prime Minister will also launch the fourth line connecting the Mathura- Palwal section and the Chipiyana Buzurg- Dadri section. These new lines will improve the rail connectivity of the national capital to Southern Western and Eastern India...reports Asian Lite News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is gearing up for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, with the first electoral rally scheduled in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr on January 25, sources from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said.
The rally in Bulandshahr will kick off the election campaign for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, following the Ram Lalla Pran Pratishtha Samaroh in Ayodhya on Monday. Party workers and BJP leaders are actively involved in the preparations, anticipating a significant turnout in the western Uttar Pradesh city. Notably, the BJP holds eight out of 14 seats in western Uttar Pradesh, with defeats in six constituencies in 2019. The PM is reportedly preparing to turn the tide in these seats in the 2024 elections. PM Modi is set to commence the election campaign from Bulandshahr, aiming to connect with voters and supporters in previously contested areas, sharing the mantra for victory.
The BJP claims that around five lakh people will attend PM Modi’s rally in Bulandshahr. The Prime Minister’s scheduled public meeting in Bulandshahr’s Navada village on January 25 is expected to rally support, featuring a shooting range field in Meerut Commissionerate. Meanwhile, a day after announcing an alliance with Rashtriya Lok Dal for the Lok Sabha polls, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav has said that there will be more meetings with Congress to decide on seat-sharing formula in the state and that “INDIA alliance should be strong”. Akhilesh Yadav held a meeting in Lucknow with party leaders who included former MPs, former MLAs and former MLCs. He said winnability is the criterion in decisions on seats. Yadav urged party workers to ensure registration of voters who are supporters of the party in the new voter list. He accused the BJP government in the state of getting the names of some party workers removed from the list. Congress and the Samajwadi Party have held seat-sharing talks for the Lok Sabha polls expected in April-May this year.
Massive developmental projects
Modi will also inaugurate multiple development projects worth over Rs 19,100 crore at Bulandshahr. According to an official release from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO),” Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bulandshahr in UP and Jaipur in Rajasthan. He will inaugurate multiple development projects worth over Rs 19,100 crores in Bulandshahr. The projects are related to several important sectors like rail, road, oil and gas and urban development and housing,” it said. The Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation the 173 km long double line electrified section between New Khurja – and New Rewari on Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) by flagging off goods trains from the two stations through video conferencing in Bulanshahr, said the release. This new DFC section is important as it establishes crucial connectivity between the Western and Eastern DFCs. Further, this section is also known for its remarkable feat of engineering.
It has a ‘one-kilometre long double line rail tunnel with high rise electrification’, which is the first of its kind in the world. This tunnel is designed to seamlessly operate double-stack container trains. This new DFC section will help in improving the operation of passenger trains due to the shifting of goods trains on the DFC track. Prime Minister will also launch the fourth line connecting the Mathura- Palwal section and the Chipiyana Buzurg- Dadri section. These new lines will improve the rail connectivity of the national capital to Southern Western and Eastern India.
Prime Minister will inaugurate multiple road development projects to the nation which include Aligarh to Bhadwas four-laning work Package-1 (part of Aligarh-Kanpur Section of NH-34); widening of Meerut to Karnal border via Shamli (NH-709A); and four laning of Shamli-Muzaffarnagar section of NH-709 AD Package-II. These road projects, developed at a cumulative cost of more than Rs 5,000 crore will improve connectivity and help in the economic development in the region. During the programme, the Prime Minister will also inaugurate Indian Oil’s Tundla-Gawaria Pipeline. Built at a cost of about Rs 700 crore, this 255 km long pipeline project has been completed well ahead of the scheduled time. The project will help in the transportation of petroleum products from Tundla to Gawaria T-Point of Barauni-Kanpur Pipeline with pumping facilities at Mathura and Tundla and delivery facilities at Tundla, Lucknow and Kanpur.
Prime Minister will also inaugurate the ‘Integrated Industrial Township at Greater Noida’ (IITGN). It has been developed in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of integrated planning and coordinated implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects under PM-GatiShakti. Built at a cost of Rs 1,714 crore, the project is spread over 747 acres and is located near the intersection of Eastern and Western Dedicated Freight Corridors with the Eastern Peripheral Expressway to the south and the Delhi-Howrah broad gauge railway line to the east. IITGN’s strategic location ensures unparalleled connectivity as other infrastructures for multi-modal connectivity are present in the vicinity of this project viz. Noida-Greater Noida Expressway (5 km), Yamuna Expressway (10 km), Delhi Airport (60 km), Jewar Airport (40 km), Ajaibpur Railway Station (0.5 km) and New Dadri DFCC Station (10 km). The project marks a significant step towards fostering industrial growth, economic prosperity, and sustainable development in the region. During the programme, the Prime Minister will also inaugurate the renovated Mathura sewerage scheme including the construction of a sewage treatment plant (STP) at a cost of about Rs 460 crore.