Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Raipur, Chhattisgarh on Friday to lay the foundation stone and dedicate multiple projects, including laying foundation stones for national highway projects.
PM Modi was received by Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan and Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at the airport. PM Modi will lay the foundation stone for three National Highway projects for the Chhattisgarh section of the 6-lane greenfield Raipur-Visakhapatnam corridor. The Prime Minister will also dedicate to the nation the doubling of the 103-km Raipur-Khariar Road Rail Line, constructed at a cost of Rs 750 crore. He will also dedicate to the nation the bottling plant of Indian Oil Corporation with a capacity of 60,000 metric tonnes per annum at Korba built at a cost of over Rs 130 crore.
During his Raipur visit, Modi will also distribute 75 lakh cards to beneficiaries under the Ayushman Bharat scheme. He will then travel to Gorakhpur in UP where he will participate in the closing ceremony of the centenary celebrations of Gita Press Gorakhpur.