PM Modi in Bihar: From Deoghar Airport to OT services at AIIMS, projects worth over Rs 16,000 crores to be inaugurated

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting the Devbhoomi-Deoghar in Jharkhand on July 12 and lay the foundation stone for various projects worth more than Rs 16,000 crores. He will perform Darshan and Pooja at Baba Baidyanath temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas and visit Santal Parganas and give gifts to the local residents.

The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for the construction of an airport in the region, which will help provide direct connectivity to the famous Baidyanath Dham. The Deoghar airport, which is estimated to cost around Rs. 400 crores, has been equipped with a terminal building that can handle over five lakh passengers annually.

In addition, Modi will inaugurate various road and railway projects worth over Rs. 10,000 crores. Some of the projects include the construction of a six-lane road between Gorhar and Barwada section of NH-2, the widening of the Rajganj-Chas section of NH-32, and the construction of a bridge over the West Bengal border.

The railway projects include the redevelopment of the Ranchi railway station with world-class passenger amenities including a food court, executive lounge, cafeteria, and air-conditioned waiting halls for ensuring ease of movement as well as the comfort of the passengers.

Various energy infrastructure projects worth Rs. 3000 crores that will be inaugurated include the Bokaro-Angul section of the Jagdishpur-Haldia-Bokaro-Dhamra pipeline of GAIL; the New LPG Bottling plant of HPCL at Barhi, Hazaribagh and Bokaro LPG Bottling plant of BPCL.

Other projects that will be inaugurated are the establishment of a Jalsar lakefront, the construction of a Shivaganga Pond, and the development of two large pilgrimage congregation halls with a capacity of 2000 pilgrims that is expected to enhance the tourism experience of the region.

PM Modi will also dedicate to the nation the In-Patient Department (IPD) and Operation Theatre services at AIIMS, Deoghar.

After laying the foundation stone for the projects, the Prime Minister will address the concluding function of the Bihar Legislative Assembly’s centenary celebrations at 6 PM.