Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated several infrastructure projects in Rajasthan. Modi was received by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and other senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Udaipur on Tuesday.
He inaugurated 11 National Highway projects, covering a total length of about 873 km. The projects include a 6-lane cable stayed bridge across river Chambal at Kota; 4-laning of Gomati Chauraha-Udaipur section of NH-8, and Rajsamand-Bhilwara section of NH-758.
Ahead of inaugurating the National Highway projects, Modi visited an exhibition on national highways.
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2.26 pm: PM Modi concludes his address in Udaipur rally, all set to inaugurate infrastructure projects worth Rs 9,000 crore including the hanging bridge in Chambal.
2.25 pm: GST has helped in reduction of transport cost and increased the earning of drivers of trucks, tractor trolleys in the country, we are working to bring transformation in transportation in India retorts PM Modi.
2.22 pm: Modi urges Rajasthan government to run a 15 day campaign to add micro and small businessmen to connect with GST so that an all round development takes place.
2.20 pm: This government works for the poor, we have increased the scope, scale and skills of people says PM Modi on various government run schemes.
2.17 pm: These new projects will help boost tourism in Rajasthan, says PM adding that tourism is a field which can generate multiple employment opportunities with minimum investment.
2.15 pm: Better roads will help our farmers immensely. This is one of the reasons why Atal Ji dreamt of strong roads network across India, says Modi.
2.10 pm: PM Modi addressing the rally remembers former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who initiated plans for construction of the golden quadrilateral connecting India.
2.09 pm: We are here to work and deliver results and therefore we are inaugurating infrastructure projects worth Rs 9,000 crore at once: Modi
2.08 pm: The work for construction of the Kota bridge was shut down, but when you take decisions with courage you get results, says PM in Udaipur.
2.07 pm: PM ridicules UPA government for taking more than 10 years in constructing the hanging bridge over Chambal river in Kota.
2.05 pm: PM assures people of Rajasthan that they have full support of the government, PM says, “all those affected by floods in Rajasthan that the Government of India is with you in this difficult time.”