Hon’ble Prime Minister, Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone various development projects worth over Rs 24,300 crore in Bikaner, Rajasthan on Saturday (8th July, 2023). The projects include the dedication of the six-lane Greenfield Expressway section of the Amritsar – Jamnagar Economic Corridor at a cost of around Rs 11,125 crores, Phase-I of the Inter-State Transmission Line for Green Energy Corridor worth around Rs 10,950 crores, Bikaner to Bhiwadi Transmission Line to be developed by Power Grid at a cost of around Rs 1,340 crores, and a new 30-bedded Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital in Bikaner. The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of the Bikaner Railway Station at a cost of around Rs 450 crores and doubling of the 43 km long Churu – Ratangarh section railway line.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister paid homage to the land of warriors and remarked that the people dedicated to the development of the state always present an opportunity that he makes himself available to dedicate the development projects to the nation. Referring to the projects of today worth more than 24,000 crores, the Prime Minister noted that Rajasthan got two modern six-lane expressways within a matter of months. Recalling the inauguration of the Delhi – Dausa – Lalsot section of the Delhi – Mumbai Express Corridor in February, the Prime Minister expressed gratitude for getting the opportunity to inaugurate the 500 km six-lane greenfield expressway section of the Amritsar – Jamnagar Expressway today. “In a way, Rajasthan has scored a double century when it comes to National Highways”, he added. The Prime Minister also congratulated the people of Bikaner and Rajasthan for the Green Energy Corridor and the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital.
Hon’ble Governor of Rajasthan, Kalraj Mishra, Hon’ble Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister for Law and Justice, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon’ble Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, and Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Kailash Choudhary among other dignitaries were present on the occasion.