Various Development Projects worth Rs.15, 000 Cr Coming Up In Nadia, WB

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for multiple development projects worth Rs 15,000 crore in Krishnanagar, Nadia district, West Bengal. 
  • These projects are associated with sectors like power, rail, and road. 
  • The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of electricity in the process of development and the government’s efforts to make West Bengal self-reliant for its electricity needs. 
  • The Raghunathpur Thermal Power Station Phase II (2×660 MW) will bring over Rs 11,000 crore worth of investment in the state, addressing the state’s energy needs and pushing the economic development of the area. 
  • The Prime Minister also inaugurated the Flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system of Units 7 & 8 of Mejia Thermal Power Station, developed at a cost of about Rs 650 crore. 
  • The road project for four lanes of the Farakka-Raiganj Section of NH-12 (100 Km) was inaugurated, with a budget of about Rs 2000 crore and will reduce travel time to half. 
  • The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of railway infrastructure in West Bengal’s glorious history and expressed regret that the state’s heritage and advantage were not carried forward in the right way by previous governments. 
  • The Prime Minister dedicated four rail projects worth more than Rs 940 crore in West Bengal, including the doubling of the Damodar – Mohishila rail line, the third line between Rampurhat and Murarai, the doubling of the Bazarsau – Azimganj rail line, and a new line connecting the Azimganj – Murshidabad.
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