Today, PM Modi to visit Dehradun to lay the foundation stone for projects worth Rs 18,000 cr
PM Modi will lay the groundwork for eleven economic projects, including the 'Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Dehradun today (December 4, 2021) to lay the foundation stone for a number of projects totaling Rs 18,000 crore.
The visit will be centred on measures to improve road infrastructure and boost tourism in the region, according to the Prime Minister's Office.
"This is in line with the vision of the Prime Minister to boost connectivity in the areas which were once considered far-flung," the PMO said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the groundwork for eleven economic projects, including the 'Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor' (from Eastern Peripheral Expressway Junction to Dehradun). It will, for example, cost roughly Rs 8,300 crore to construct and will cut the travel time from Delhi to Dehradun from six hours to around 2.5 hours.
The 'Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor' will connect Haridwar, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Yamunanagar, Baghpat, Meerut, and Baraut through seven major interchanges, as well as Asia's largest wildlife elevated corridor (12 km) allowing unfettered animal movement.
The Prime Minister will also lay the cornerstone for Dehradun's 'Child Friendly City Project,' which aims to make the city more child-friendly by making the roadways safer for them to travel on.
A foundation stone will also be placed for projects worth over Rs 700 crore in Dehradun pertaining to the improvement of water supplies, roads, and drainage systems.
In Dehradun, PM Modi will also open the 'State of Art Perfumery and Aroma Laboratory' (Centre for Aromatic Plants). According to the Prime Minister's Office, the study conducted here will be valuable in the creation of a variety of items such as fragrances, soaps, sanitizers, air fresheners, incense sticks, and associated industries in the region.