Deoghar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gifted as many as 25 important projects, worth over ₹16000 crore, to Jharkhand during his visit to the holy town of Deoghar at a function held here that also marked the launch of commercial operation of flights from the local airport.
The Prime Minister dedicated 13 projects to the nation, including the development of Deoghar Airport, Deoghar AIIMS and new infrastructure for devotees at Baba Baidyanath Dham in presence of State’s Governor Ramesh Bais and Chief Minister Hemant Soren. Modi also laid the foundation of 12 projects, including re-development of Ranchi railway station and elevated corridor from Kachari Chowk to Pisca Mor in Ranchi. A sum of ₹6,564 crore would be spent on these projects.
Projects to make life easier, create new opportunities
PM Modi said that it was a pleasure to visit Baba Dham. “Today, I am getting the good fortune to accelerate the development of Jharkhand from here. These projects will give a new impetus to the development of eastern India, including not only Jharkhand but also Bihar and Bengal. This will make life easier and many opportunities will be created in many other sectors including employment, self-employment business, health and tourism,” he added.
The Prime Minister said that with the start of air service from here would benefit the devotees from all over the country and abroad to come and pay visit to Lord Shiva. The Prime Minister said that with the commissioning of the Deoghar AIIMS, better treatment would be possible for the patients of Jharkhand as well as Bihar and Bengal.
Communication plays important in development
On this occasion, Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that the development schemes, which have been inaugurated or the work on which have been launched, would definitely give a new direction to the development of the State. These schemes will prove to be a milestone for Jharkhand. He said that roads play an important role in development. Better road, air and waterways connectivity would augment faster development of the state. The Chief Minister thanked the Prime Minister for the Sahibganj waterway.
Jhakhand labourers contribute to nation’s growth
The Chief Minister said that it gave a lot of please to see the dream becoming realities. “Today the dream of starting an commercial flight operation from Deoghar airport is coming true. But, we should not forget that laborers have contributed significantly in its construction,” said Soren, adding that 300 raiyyats have given away their land for the construction of Deoghar airport.
Jharkhand to become a leading state with Center’s help
The Chief Minister said that Jharkhand has played an important role in the development of the country since its inception. Along with minerals, the laborers here are creating a new scale of development in different parts of the country due to their hard work and service. If there is support from the central government, then in the next five to seven years, the government will fulfil the dreams of catapulting Jharkhand among the leading states of the country.
Dumka, Jamshedpur & Bokaro to come on aerial map soon
Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said that a plan was underway to increase air connectivity in Jharkhand. Jamshedpur, Dumka and Bokaro will also join the aerial map soon. Apart from this, rapid initiative is being taken to start air service on 14 new routes in the state. Union Minister and former Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda was also present.
PM launches Deoghar-Kolkata-Deoghar airline
The Prime Minister inaugurated the Deoghar-Kolkata-Deoghar flight by presenting flying flags to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IndiGo Company, Rono Dutta and Chief of Flight Operations Ashu Mishra.
Governor Ramesh Bais presented a Rudraksh garland and a book to the Prime Minister on the occasion. The Chief Minister honored Modi by giving him a model form of Baba Vaidyanath Temple.
Deoghar Airport (₹401 crore)
Development of Baba Vaidyanath (₹30 crores)
Gorhar to Khairatunda six lane road (₹1790 cr)
Khairatunda to Barwadda Six Lane (₹1332.8 cr)
Ranchi- Mahulia Four Lane (₹549 cr)
Chauka-Saherbeda Four Lane (₹284.8 crores)
Govindpur- Chas-West Bengal Border Four Lane (₹1144 cr)
Bokaro-Angul-Jagdishpur-Haldia Pipeline (₹2500 cr)
Barhi LPG Plant- (₹161.5 crores)
Bokaro LPG bottling plant- (₹93.4 Cr)
Garhwa-Mahuria Railway Doubling Project-(₹866 crore)
Hansdiha-Godda Railway Electrification (₹35 Crore)
AIIMS, Deoghar (₹1103 cr)
Projects on which foundation stones were laid
- Mirzachowki – Farakka four-lane road (₹1302 crores)
- Hariharganj to Parwa Mod four-lane (₹1016 crores)
- Palma-Gumla section four-lane (₹1564 cr)
- Rehla-Garhwa Bypass four-lane (₹888 crores)
- Kachari Chowk to Pisca Mor elevated corridor in Ranchi (₹534. 7 crores)
- Itki ROB in Ranchi (₹108.3 cr)
- Two-lane with paved solder on NH-75 (₹315.21 Cr)
- Two-lane with paved solder on NH-133(₹66.7 Cr)
- Jharia block – surface facility and pipeline (₹224 crore)
- Re-development of Ranchi Railway Station (₹210 crores)
- Jasidih Bypass new lane (₹294 cr)
- Godda coach maintenance depot (₹40 Crore)