Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than US$ 435 million (Rs. 3,600 crores) in Shivamogga, Karnataka
The Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, laid the cornerstone for and officially opened several development initiatives worth more than US$ 435 million (Rs. 3,600 crores) at Shivamogga, Karnataka. Additionally, he opened the Shivamogga Airfield and toured the grounds. The new railway route between Shivamogga, Shikaripura, and Ranebennur as well as the Koteganguru Railway coaching depot were both inaugurated by the Prime Minister. He also laid the cornerstone for a few road construction projects that will cost a total of more than US$ 26 million (Rs. 215 crores). Additionally, he opened and set the cornerstone for multiple village projects funded by the Jal Jeevan Mission totalling more than US$ 114 million (Rs. 950 crores) and launched 44 Smart City Initiatives worth more than US$ 108 million (Rs. 895 crores).
The Prime Minister referred to the recently opened airport in Shivamogga and said the requirements of the populace have finally been met. The Prime Minister praised the airport's exquisite design and building, emphasising how Karnataka's customs and modern technology were combined. He also mentioned the 'Har Ghar Nal Se Jal' projects, the road and rail projects, and other projects whose foundation stones are being placed, and he congratulated the people of these districts.
Mr. Narendra Modi said that the development of Karnataka is on the move and highlighted the wider spread of development in Karnataka to villages and tier 2-3 cities under the double-engine government as opposed to the big city-centric development of the earlier times. He further elaborated on the significant expansion of the aviation sector. He further informed that Shivamogga is a gateway to the Malenadu region which is famous for the Western Ghats and home to greenery, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, the famous Jog Falls and Elephant Camp, Lion Safari in Simha Dham, and the mountain ranges of Agumbe.
"The people of Karnataka know very well that this is the Amrit Kaal of India, the time to create a developed India," the Prime Minister said.
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