Manipur: PM Modi to inaugurate, launch various projects

Imphal, January 02 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the state on January 4 during which he will inaugurate and lay foundation stones of several developmental projects in Imphal.

According to PIB Imphal, the Prime Minister will inaugurate 13 projects worth around Rs 1850 crore and lay the foundation stone of 9 projects worth around Rs 2950 crore.

These projects relate to diverse sectors such as road infrastructure, drinking water supply, health, urban development, housing, information technology, skill development, art and culture, among others.

In line with the countrywide projects to improve connectivity, PM Modi will lay the foundation stone for construction of five National Highway Projects to be built at a cost of more than Rs 1700 crore.

The construction of these highways with a cumulative length of more than 110 kilometres will be a major step towards improving the road connectivity of the region.

Another important infrastructure that will enhance seamless year-round connectivity to Silchar from Imphal and reduce traffic congestion, is the construction of Steel Bridge built over Barak River on NH-37 built at a cost of over Rs 75 crore.

This Steel Bridge will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister during the visit.

he Prime Minister will also dedicate, to the people of Manipur, 2,387 mobile towers built at a cost of around Rs 1100 crore.

This will be a major step in further boosting the mobile connectivity of the state.

The Prime Minister’s endeavour to provide clean drinking water to every household will get a boost with the inauguration of the drinking water supply projects in the state.

The projects to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister include the Rs 280 crore worth ‘Water Transmission System of Thoubal Multi-Purpose Project’, which will provide drinking water supply to people in Imphal city; the Water Supply Scheme project by Water Conservation, for Tamenglong Headquarters built at the cost of Rs 65 crore, to provide safe drinking water to residents of 10 habitations in Tamenglong district; and the ‘Augmentation of Senapati District Headquarter Water Supply Scheme’ built at a cost of Rs 51 crore to provide regular water supply to residents of the area.

In an effort to strengthen the health sector in the state, the Prime Minister Modi will lay the foundation stone of ‘State of the Art Cancer Hospital’ in Imphal worth around Rs 160 crore on PPP basis.

This cancer hospital will greatly benefit the people of state in reducing the out of the pocket expenditure, who otherwise have to go outside the state for availing cancer related diagnostic and treatment services.

Further, to boost the Covid related infrastructure in the state, the Prime Minister will inaugurate ‘200 Bedded Covid Hospital at Kiyamgei’ which has been set up at a cost of about Rs 37 crore in collaboration with DRDO.

A step towards realization of the Prime Minister’s relentless efforts for the rejuvenation and transformation of Indian cities, will be the completion of multiple projects under the ‘Imphal Smart City Mission’.

Prime Minister will inaugurate three projects of the mission, developed at a cost of more than Rs 170 crore, including the ‘Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC)’, ‘Development of Western Riverfront on Imphal River (Phase I)’ and ‘Development of Mall Road at Thangal Bazar (Phase I)’ .

The Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) will provide a variety of technology based services in the city, including traffic management, solid waste management and city surveillance.

Other development projects under the mission will boost tourism and local economy and provide employment opportunities.

The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of ‘Centre for Invention, Innovation, Incubation and Training (CHIT)’ to be built in the state at a cost of about Rs 200 crore.

This project is the biggest PPP initiative in the State and will provide a boost to the Information Technology sector, besides creating employment opportunities in the state, the release further said.

Prime Minister Modi will also lay the foundation stone for construction of Manipur Institute of Performing Arts at Gurgaon, Haryana.

The idea of such a cultural institute of Manipur in Haryana was first mooted in 1990 but it could not materialize for the last many years.

The institute will be built at a cost of more than Rs 240 crore and will promote the rich art and culture of the state.

Further strengthening the rich cultural heritage of the state, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the refurbished and renovated Govindajee Temple at Imphal.

He will also inaugurate the INA complex at Moirang that will showcase the significant role played by Indian National Army (INA) in India’s Independence Movement.

In line with the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas-Sabka Vishwas’, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of 72 Projects worth more than Rs 130 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram.

These projects will provide the infrastructural support in health and education sectors for holistic development of the minority communities.

To strengthen the handloom industry in the State, Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of two projects worth Rs 36 crore namely, ‘Mega Handloom Cluster’ at Nongpok Kakching in Imphal East district, which will benefit about 17,000 weavers in Imphal East district and ‘Craft and Handloom Village’ in Moirang which will help the weaving households, harness the tourism potential of the Moirang and adjoining Loktak Lake and generate employment for the local people.

Prime Minister Modi will also lay the foundation stone for the construction of Government Residential Quarters at New Checkon to be built at a cost of around Rs 390 crore.

This will be an integrated housing colony with modern amenities.

He will also lay the foundation stone of a ropeway project at Ibudhou Marjing, Imphal East.

Other projects to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister include the new Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Kangpokpi under Enhancing Skill Development Infrastructure (ESDI) and a new office building of the Directorate of Information and Public Relations.

Later, Prime Minister will leave Imphal for Agartala, it added.

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