Hyderabad, Oct 1 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Shamshabad near here from New Delhi by a specal flight on a three-hour visit to launch projects worth Rs 13,500 crore in Telangana.
He was received at the Airport by Telangana Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav on behalf of the government, BJP leaders, Chief Secretary Santhi Kumari and DGP Anjani Kumar.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, once again, was not present at the Airport to receive Modi.
KCR, has been keeping himself away from welcoming the Prime Minister whenever he comes to the State.
Later the Prime Minister boarded a chopper and left for Mahabubnagar.
Meanwhile, Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan will receive the PM at the helipad in Mahabubnagar at 1405 hours.
Taking to X, Modi said ‘I look forward to being in Mahbubnagar to launch and lay the foundation stones for development works worth over Rs. 13,500 crore. These works cover diverse sectors including roads, connectivity, energy, railways and more. The people of Telangana will greatly benefit with these works.
He said I will be addressing a @BJP4Telangana rally in Mahbubnagar. The people of Telangana are tired of the lacklustre governance of BRS. They are equally distrustful of Congress. Both BRS and Congress are dynastic parties who have no aim of serving people.
The Prime Minister will return to RGIA from Mahabubnagar and leave for Delhi at 1645 hours this evening.
Modi will dedicate to nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple developmental projects worth more than Rs 13,500 crore, in important sectors like road, rail, petroleum and natural gas and higher education. During the programme, Prime Minister will also flag off a train service through video conferencing.
In a step that will provide impetus to the Prime Minister’s vision of development of modern road infrastructure across the country, foundation stone and dedication to nation of multiple road projects will be done during the programme. Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of key road projects that are part of Nagpur – Vijayawada Economic Corridor. The projects include – 108 km long ‘four lane access controlled Greenfield highway from Warangal to Khammam section of NH-163G’ and 90 km long ‘four lane access controlled greenfield highway from Khammam to Vijayawada section of NH-163G. These road projects will be developed at a total cost of about Rs 6400 crore.
The projects will reduce travel distance between Warangal and Khammam by about 14 km; and between Khammam and Vijayawada by about 27 km.
Modi will also dedicate to nation a road project – ‘four laning of 59 km long Suryapet to Khammam section of NH-365BB’. Built at a cost of about Rs. 2,460 crore, the project is a part of Hyderabad – Visakhapatnam Corridor and is developed under Bharatmala Pariyojana. It will also provide better connectivity to Khammam district and coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh.
During the project, Prime Minister will dedicate ‘37 Kms of Jaklair – Krishna New Railway Line’. Built at a cost of more than Rs 500 crore, the new rail line section brings areas of the backward district of Narayanpet for the first time onto the Railway Map. Prime Minister will also flag-off the inaugural Hyderabad (Kacheguda) – Raichur – Hyderabad (Kacheguda) train service from Krishna station via video conferencing.
The train service will connect Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Mahabubnagar, Narayanpet districts in Telangana with Raichur district in Karnataka. The service will provide first-time rail connectivity to several new areas in backward districts of Mahabubnagar and Narayanpet, benefiting students, daily commuters, labourers, and local handloom industry in the region.
In line with Prime Minister’s vision of improving logistics efficiency in the country, foundation stone and dedication to the nation of important oil and gas pipeline projects will be done during the programme. Prime Minister will dedicate to nation ‘Hassan-Cherlapalli LPG Pipeline Project’. Built at a cost of about Rs 2170 crore, the LPG pipeline, from Hassan in Karnataka to Cherlapalli (suburb of Hyderabad), provides a safe, cost-efficient, and eco-friendly mode of LPG transportation and distribution in the region. He will also lay the foundation stone of ‘Multi- Product Petroleum Pipeline of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) from Krishnapatnam to Hyderabad (Malkapur)’.
The 425 kilometre pipeline will be built at a cost of Rs 1940 crore. The pipeline will provide safe, faster, efficient and environment friendly mode of petroleum products in the region.
Modi will also inaugurate ‘five new buildings of University of Hyderabad’ i.e, School of Economics; School of Mathematics & Statistics; School of Management Studies; Lecture Hall Complex – III; and Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication (Annexe). The upgradation of infrastructure at University of Hyderabad is a step towards providing improved facilities and amenities to the students and faculty.