Visakhapatnam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated ONGC’s Rs 2,917 crore ‘U-field Onshore Deepwater Block’ project in Andhra Pradesh to the nation. It is the deepest gas exploration project with a production capacity of about 30 Lakh Metric Standard Cubic Meter Per Day (MMSCMD). On the second day of his two-day visit to Andhra Pradesh, PM Modi launched nine projects worth Rs 15,233 crore through digital medium from the grounds of Andhra University Engineering College. Andhra Pradesh Governor Vishwabhushan Harichandan, Chief Minister Y. s. Jagan Mohan Reddy, Union Minister for Railways and IT Ashwini Vaishnav, State Ministers, MPs and MLAs attended.
PM launched many projects
Modi inaugurated the 39-km Narasanapeta to Pathpatnam section of National Highway-326A constructed at a cost of Rs 211 crore under the Srikakulam-Gajapati Corridor Project. This project will provide better connectivity to the backward areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Modi laid the foundation stone for the Andhra Pradesh section of the 6-laned, 100-km Raipur-Visakhapatnam Economic Corridor of NH-130CD, which will be built at a cost of Rs 3,778 crore. The Economic Corridor will provide fast access to various industrial areas of Chhattisgarh and Odisha between Visakhapatnam Port and the Chennai-Kolkata National Highway.
Tribal and backward areas will also benefit
This economic corridor will also improve access to tribal and backward areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The project is expected to be completed by October 2024. In future it can be expanded to 10 lanes. In addition, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of a port road from Convent Junction to Sheela Nagar Junction in Visakhapatnam. The Rs 566 crore project will serve as a cargo corridor for Visakhapatnam port traffic and will reduce traffic congestion in the city. This road will be ready by March 2025.
PM launches gas pipeline project
The Prime Minister launched the Rs 2,650 crore Srikakulam Angul Natural Gas Pipeline Project of the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), which will have a production capacity of 66.5 lakh metric standard cubic meters per day (MMSCMD). This pipeline of Natural Gas Grid (NGG) will create critical infrastructure for supply of natural gas to households, industries, commercial units and automobile sector in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The pipeline will supply natural gas to the city gas distribution network in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts of Andhra Pradesh.
PM inaugurates petroleum depot in Guntakal
The Prime Minister has laid the foundation stone for a Rs 152 crore project that will finally kick-start the long-delayed modernization of Visakhapatnam’s fisheries business. The Prime Minister inaugurated the Petroleum Depot at Guntakal constructed by the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas at a cost of Rs 385 crore. He dedicated the doubling and electrification project of Vijayawada-Gudivada-Bhimavaram, Gudivada-Machilipatnam-Bhimavaram-Narasapuram railway lines to the nation. The project was completed last month at a cost of Rs 4,106 crore.
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