Marking the beginning of the state-level celebrations of the Independence Day,Chief Minister Narendra Modi launched 46 development projects worth more than Rs 300 crore at Bhuj in Kutch district on Wednesday.
These included the ground-breaking ceremonies of Rs 74 crore worth project pertaining to the widening of the 60 km-long Bhuj-Mandavi road and Rs 72 crore project of underground drainage line for Bhuj town. Modi also dedicated 11 school buildings while laying foundation stones of nine others,together accounting for Rs 40 crore. Other projects were a polytechnic college,a laboratory,a museum at Kutch University.
On Thursday,the CM will unfurl the tricolour at the Lalan College Ground. Later,he will fly to the camp office of the Border Security Force and interact with Army personnel. He will visit a newly-built memorial and dedicate a pipeline that supplies water to the Army.
Moreover,first time since Justice (retd) R A Mehta refused to assume the office of Gujarat Lokayukta last week,Modi and Governor Kamla Beniwal shared the dais during the At Home programme of the Raj Bhavan in Bhuj on Wednesday. The Governor and the state government had fought a two year-long legal battle after the former appointed Mehta as the Lokayukta. The government had challenged the appointment in the HC and later in the SC,but failed to get it quashed.