Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to make his sixth visit to the state of Karnataka, where he will lay the foundation stones of various projects worth around Rs 16,000 crore. This visit holds great significance as it comes ahead of the Karnataka Assembly elections scheduled to be held in May. The prime minister’s agenda for the visit is packed with important inaugurations and dedications aimed at boosting development in the state.
One of the highlights of PM Modi’s visit is the foundation stone laying ceremony for the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Dharwad. This prestigious institution has been developed at a cost of over Rs 850 crore and will contribute significantly to the advancement of education and research in the region. Additionally, the prime minister will inaugurate the “longest” railway platform in the world at Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji Hubballi Station. Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, this 1,507-meter-long platform has been built at a cost of about Rs 20 crore, enhancing connectivity and convenience for passengers.
In his efforts to improve the state’s infrastructure, PM Modi will dedicate and lay the foundation stone of key road projects in Mandya, as well as inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various development initiatives in Hubballi-Dharwad. One notable project is the Mysuru-Kushalnagar 4-lane highway, spanning 92 kilometers and estimated to cost around Rs 4,130 crore. This highway will significantly enhance connectivity and facilitate smoother transportation in the region.
During his visit, PM Modi will also address a large gathering in Maddur taluk after inaugurating the projects in Mandya. He will hold a roadshow in Mandya and engage with the Vokkaliga community, a significant voter base in the district. This demonstrates the prime minister’s focus on connecting with the local population and understanding their concerns.
Furthermore, PM Modi will dedicate the electrification of the Hosapete – Hubballi – Tinaighat section, a crucial step to boost connectivity in the region. He will also inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for various projects of the Hubballi-Dharwad smart city, aiming to promote sustainable urban development and improve the quality of life for residents.
In addition to these initiatives, the prime minister will lay the foundation stone for the Jayadeva Hospital and Research Centre, which will provide tertiary cardiac care to the people of the region. The project, costing approximately Rs 250 crore, aims to address the healthcare needs of the population. Another important project is the Dharwad Multi Village Water Supply Scheme, estimated to cost over Rs 1,040 crore, which will provide clean and accessible water to numerous villages in the region.
To address the issue of floods, PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone for the Tupparihalla Flood Damage Control Project, which will help mitigate flood-related damages at an estimated cost of about Rs 150 crore.
The prime minister’s visit and the inauguration of these ambitious projects signify the government’s commitment to fostering development, improving connectivity, and enhancing the overall quality of life for the people of Karnataka. These initiatives are expected to have a significant impact on the region’s infrastructure, education, healthcare, and transportation sectors. As the state gears up for the upcoming Assembly elections, PM Modi’s visit and the launch of these projects are likely to play a crucial role in shaping public opinion and highlighting the government’s commitment to the state’s progress.