Modi arrived in Guwahati on Saturday and participated in BJP’s state core committee. The Core committee will discuss the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. BJP together with allies is targeting to win 12 out of the 14 parliamentary seats.
Modi was received by Governor Gulab Chand Kataria, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, state ministers and senior civil and police officers.
Modi will address a public meeting at 11.30am on Sunday at the Veterinary College Playground in Khanapara, from where many state and central projects will be unveiled.
Some of the major projects for which foundation stones will be laid are the Kamakhya temple corridor (Rs 498 crore), the six-lane road from the new airport terminal (Rs 358 crore) in Guwahati, the upgradation of Nehru Stadium to FIFA standards (Rs 831 crore) and a new sports complex in Chandrapur (Rs 300 crore).
The second edition of Asom Mala roads will be started by the Prime minister. This phase will comprise 43 new roads and 38 concrete bridges with an investment of Rs 3,444 crore.Modi will lay the foundation stone for an integrated new building of the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital which will be constructed for Rs 3,250 crore.Prime minister will also lay the foundation stone for Karimganj Medical College and Hospital, which will be constructed at a cost of Rs 578 crore and the Rs 297-crore Unity Mall in Guwahati. Modi will inaugurate the newly constructed four-lane road from Biswanath Chariali to Gohpur, developed at a cost of Rs 1,451 crore, and another four-lane road from Dolabari to Jamuguri, constructed at a cost of Rs 592 crore.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma earlier informed that in total, the prime minister will lay foundation stones or inaugurate projects worth Rs 11,599 crore, funded by both state government and the Centre.
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