Mission Purvodaya: PM Narendra Modi scheduled to visit Assam and West Bengal today

Story Highlights
  • PM Modi will dedicate to the nation's establishments in the field of education and refinery
  • West Bengal to ease pilgrim’s travel
  • Assam to introduce two new colleges

New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit the poll-bound states Assam and West Bengal today (22 February 2021), announced the PMO. According to the Prime Minister’s Office, Modi will attend an event organized at Silapathar in Dhemaji, Assam at around 11:30 AM dedicating to the nation’s important projects of the oil and gas sector.

PM Modi tweeted, “Leaving for Assam and West Bengal to inaugurate various projects. They will add momentum to India’s development journey.” 

 Subsequently, he will also visit West Bengal to inaugurate several railway projects. 

PM In Assam

He will dedicate to the nation the INDMAX Unit at Indian Oil’s Bongaigaon Refinery, Oil India Limited’s Secondary Tank Farm at Madhuban, Dibrugarh, and a Gas Compressor Station at Hebeda Village, Makum, Tinsukia. Modiji will also inaugurate the Dhemaji Engineering College and lay the foundation stone for Sualkuchi Engineering College.

According to the PMO, these projects will precede the era of energy security and prosperity and open bright avenues of opportunity for local youth.

The INDMAX unit at Indian Oil’s Bongaigaon Refinery leverages the technology developed indigenously by Indian Oil-R&D to produce a higher LPG and high-Octane gasoline yield from heavy feedstocks. The unit will increase the refinery’s crude processing capacity from 2.35 MMTPA to 2.7.

PM In West Bengal

PM Modi will inaugurate the extension of Metro Railway from Noapara to Dakshineswar, and flag off the first service on this stretch. This extension will ease the journey to Kali Temple at Kalighat and Dakshineswar for the devotees.

He will also inaugurate the third line between Kalaikunda and Jhargram over a stretch of 30 km of the 132 km long Kharagpur-Adityapur Third Line Project of South Eastern Railway, for which the government funded an estimated Rs 1,312 crore.

The doubling of Azimganj to Khagraghat Road section, a part of the Howrah-Bandel-Azimganj section of Eastern Railway, will also be dedicated by the PM to the nation. An approximate of about Rs 240 crore is sanctioned for it.

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