India moving for
investing Rs 100 lakh crores
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DEHRADUN (Uttarakhand): In a veiled attack on the Congress-led UPA government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the infrastructure development in the hilly border areas was nowhere in the policy strategy of those who remained in power for decades.
“Our mountains and culture are not only our faith but also the fortresses of our country’s security. We prioritize ease of living for people living in the mountains. Unfortunately, it was nowhere in the policy strategy of those who remained in power for decades,” PM Modi said while addressing an event in Dehradun. “Previous government didn’t work on the infrastructure of the hilly border areas as sincerely as they should have. It was as if they did vow to demoralize the Army at all levels. We have implemented one rank, one pension, given modern weapons, and a befitting reply to terrorists,” the Prime Minister said.

DEHRADUN: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a public meeting, in Dehradun on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

PM Modi said that between 2007 and 2014, the central government built only 288 km of National Highways worth Rs 600 crore in Uttarakhand, whereas his government in in last seven years has constructed National Highways of more than 2,000 km worth Rs 12,000 crore in Uttarakhand.
He further mentioned that India is moving forward with the intention of investing more than Rs 100 lakh crores in modern infrastructure.
The Prime Minister inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for multiple projects worth around Rs 18,000 crore in Dehradun. This includes the Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor (from Eastern Peripheral Expressway Junction to Dehradun) which will be built at a cost of around Rs 8300 crore. It will significantly reduce the travel time from Delhi to Dehradun from six hours to around 2.5 hours.
The economic corridor will have seven major interchanges for connectivity to Haridwar, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Yamunanagar, Baghpat, Meerut and Baraut. It will have Asia’s largest wildlife elevated corridor (12 kilometres) for unrestricted wildlife movement. Also, the 340 metres long tunnel near Dat Kaali temple, Dehradun will help reduce the impact on wildlife.
Speaking on the occasion, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said, “Some people try to ruin our name and twist things in the name of politics, I’d like to tell them that till the time this current government stays in power, they can’t do anything. We have to beware of such elements.”

Over Rs 1 lakh crore for Uttarakhand’s development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the Central government has approved more than Rs 1 lakh crores for the development of Uttarakhand in the last 5 years.
Addressing an event after inaugurating and laying the foundation stone for multiple projects worth around Rs 18,000 crore in Dehradun said, “In the last 5 years, the Centre has approved more than Rs 1 lakh crores for the development of Uttarakhand. More than Rs 18,000 crores have been invested in today’s developmental projects.” “Uttarakhand is not only the faith of the whole country but also the land of Karma Therefore the development of this region is the top priority of the double engine government,” the Prime Minister said.

DEHRADUN: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the foundation stone for multiple projects worth around Rs 18,000 crore. (ANI Photo)

He further mentioned that India is moving forward with the intention of investing more than Rs 100 lakh crores in modern infrastructure.
The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of eleven development projects. This includes the Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor (from Eastern Peripheral Expressway Junction to Dehradun) which will be built at a cost of around Rs 8300 crore. It will significantly reduce the travel time from Delhi to Dehradun from six hours to around 2.5 hours.
“Today, I am very happy that the foundation stone of the Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor has been laid. When it is ready, the time taken to travel from Delhi to Dehradun will be almost halved,” PM Modi mentioned
The economic corridor will have seven major interchanges for connectivity to Haridwar, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Yamunanagar, Baghpat, Meerut and Baraut. It will have Asia’s largest wildlife elevated corridor (12 kilometres) for unrestricted wildlife movement. Also, the 340 metres long tunnel near Dat Kaali temple, Dehradun will help reduce the impact on wildlife.
Speaking on the occasion, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said, “Some people try to ruin our name and twist things in the name of politics, I’d like to tell them that till the time this current government stays in power, they can’t do anything. We have to beware of such elements.” (ANI)