PM Modi inaugurates, lays foundation stone for multiple projects in Dehradun
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for multiple projects worth around Rs 18,000 crore in Dehradun.
- 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.
Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor
- The greenfield alignment project from Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor, connecting Halgoa, Saharanpur to Bhadrabad, Haridwar will be built at a cost of over Rs 2,000 crore.
- It will provide seamless connectivity while reducing travel time from Delhi to Haridwar.
- The Haridwar Ring Road Project will be built at a cost of over Rs 1,600 crore, will relieve traffic congestion in Haridwar city, particularly during peak tourist season, while also improving communication with the Kumaon zone.
Dehradun - Paonta Sahib road project
- The Dehradun - Paonta Sahib (Himachal Pradesh) road project, to be constructed at a cost of around Rs 1,700 crore, will reduce travel time and provide seamless connectivity between the two places.
- It will also boost inter-state tourism.
- The Najibabad-Kotdwar road widening project will reduce travel time and also improve connectivity to Lansdowne.
Child-Friendly City Project
- Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for the Child-Friendly City Project, Dehradun, which will make the city more child-friendly by making the roadways safer for them to travel on.
- A foundation stone will also be laid for projects worth over Rs 700 crore in Dehradun pertaining to the improvement of water supplies, roads, and drainage systems.
Vyasi Hydroelectric Project
- The 120 MW Vyasi Hydroelectric Project, which was built over River Yamuna at a cost of over Rs 1,700 crore, will also be inaugurated, along with a Himalayan Culture Center at Dehradun.
- The Himalayan Culture Centre features a state-level museum, 800 seat art auditorium, library, conference hall, among other things, to assist people to keep track of cultural activities and enjoy the state's cultural history.