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PM Modi’s Two-Day Visit to Assam: Inauguration of Projects Worth Rs 18,000 Crore and Kaziranga Safari

March 8, 2024 1:47 pm

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on Thursday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to embark on a two-day tour of Assam, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for projects amounting to approximately Rs 18,000 crore. The visit is slated to include a landmark first-time visit by Modi to the UNESCO heritage site, Kaziranga National Park, where he will partake in a safari experience.

Modi is expected to arrive in Assam on Friday late afternoon and will spend the night at Kaziranga National Park. The following day, he is scheduled to inaugurate a towering 125-foot statue of Ahom general Lachit Borphukan in Jorhat. Subsequently, the Prime Minister will address a public meeting, emphasizing key aspects of the region’s development.

During the public meeting, held at an undisclosed venue, Modi is set to inaugurate and lay the foundation for a range of infrastructure development projects collectively valued at around Rs 18,000 crore. This significant investment aims to boost the socio-economic landscape of the region and foster growth in various sectors.

Chief Minister Sarma expressed enthusiasm about the upcoming visit, highlighting the symbolic importance of the events and the tangible impact the projects will have on the state’s progress. Following the function, PM Modi is slated to depart for West Bengal, marking the conclusion of his visit to Assam.

The multifaceted agenda of Modi’s visit underscores the government’s commitment to promoting comprehensive development in Assam, encompassing infrastructure, tourism, and conservation efforts at renowned heritage sites.

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