Narendra Modi to inaugurate, lay foundation stone of solar projects worth Rs 5,300 cr in Rajasthan

PM Modi will lay the foundation stone and inaugurate solar projects worth Rs 5,300 cr belonging to NTPC Green, NLCIL & NHPC in Rajasthan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File photo)Energy Watch

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone and inaugurate a bunch of solar projects worth Rs 5,300 crore belonging to NTPC Green Energy Limited, Neyveli Lignite Corporation of India Ltd (NLCIL) and NHPC Limited in Rajasthan on Friday, said an official statement. The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the NLCIL Barsingsar Solar Project, a 300-MW solar power project, to be established in the vicinity of Barsingsar Thermal Power Station at Bikaner district, Rajasthan. The solar project will be set up with the latest state-of-art technology with high-efficiency bifacial modules manufactured in India in line with Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

Modi will also lay the foundation stone of 300-MW solar power project of NHPC Ltd under CPSU Scheme Phase-II (Tranche -III), also to be developed at Bikaner Rajasthan. He will dedicate to the nation 300-MW NTPC Green Energy Limited’s Nokhra Solar PV Project, developed in Bikaner Rajasthan. “The solar projects will generate green power, help offset Carbon dioxide emissions and lead to economic development of the region,” said the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

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The Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation Indian Oil’s LPG bottling plant at Jodhpur. The bottling plant with state-of-the-art infrastructure and automation system for operation and safety, will lead to employment generation and will cater to the LPG needs of lakhs customers in the region, said the statement.

PM to dedicate to nation power transmission projects worth over Rs 2,100 cr

Prime Minister will also dedicate to nation power transmission sector projects worth more than Rs 2,100 crore in Rajasthan. These projects are meant for evacuation of power from solar energy zones in Rajasthan so that the solar power generated in these zones can be transmitted to beneficiaries. The projects include the Transmission System Strengthening Scheme for evacuation of power from solar energy zones in Rajasthan (8.1 GW) under Phase-II Part A, Transmission System Strengthening Scheme for evacuation of power from solar energy zones in Rajasthan (8.1 GW) under Phase-II Part-B1, and Transmission System for providing connectivity to RE projects at Bikaner (PG), Fatehgarh-II and Bhadla–II.

Projects totalling Rs 17,000-cr to be inaugurated

Prime Minister Modi will address the ‘Viksit Bharat Viksit Rajasthan’ programme on February 16 at 11 am via video conferencing. The total cost of all the projects, including the ones mentioned above, that the PM is slated to inaugurate, dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone for, is Rs 17,000 crore.

The PM will inaugurate various National Highway projects worth more than Rs 5,000 crore in Rajasthan. Prime Minister will inaugurate three packages of eight-lane Delhi-Mumbai Green field Alignment (NE-4) viz Baonli-Jhalai road to Mui Village section, Hardeoganj village to Mej River section, and section from Takli to Rajasthan/MP Border. These sections will provide faster and improved connectivity in the region. These sections are also equipped with Animal Underpass and Animal Overpass with camouflaging to facilitate unhindered movement of wildlife. Further, noise barriers are also provisioned to minimise impact on wildlife. Modi will also inaugurate six-lane Greenfield Udaipur Bypass connecting Chittorgarh-Udaipur Highway section of NH-48 at Debari with Udaipur-Shamlaji Section of NH-48 at Kaya village. This bypass will help in decongesting Udaipur City. The Prime Minister will also inaugurate various other projects that will improve road infrastructure in Jhunjhunu, Abu road and Tonk districts of Rajasthan.

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Strengthening the rail infrastructure in the region, the Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of eight important railway projects of Rajasthan worth around Rs 2,300 crore. The rail projects which will be dedicated to the nation include various projects for the electrification of rail routes, including the Jodhpur-Rai Ka Bagh-Merta Road-Bikaner section (277 Km), Jodhpur-Phalodi section (136 Km), and Bikaner-Ratangarh-Sadulpur-Rewari section (375 Km). He will also dedicate to the nation ‘Khatipura railway station.’ The railway station is developed as a satellite station for Jaipur and is equipped with  ‘Terminal facility’ where trains can originate and terminate. The rail projects whose foundation stone will be laid by the Prime Minister include the maintenance facility of Vande Bharat sleeper trains at Bhagat Ki Kothi (Jodhpur), maintenance of all types of rakes like Vande Bharat, LHB etc at Khatipura (Jaipur), construction of coach care complex for maintenance of trains at Hanumangarh, and Doubling of Bandikui to Agra Fort rail line. The railway sector projects are aimed at modernising rail infrastructure, enhancing safety measures, improving connectivity and facilitating the movement of goods and people more efficiently.

The PM will lay the foundation stone of multiple projects worth around Rs 2,400 crore, including projects under Jal Jeevan Mission, which are aimed at strengthening the infrastructure to provide clean drinking water in Rajasthan.

“The launch of these development projects in Rajasthan underscores the Prime Minister's relentless efforts to transform Rajasthan's infrastructure landscape and create opportunities for growth and development,” said the statement.

The programme will be organised at about 200 places across all districts of Rajasthan, with the main programme held at Jaipur. The state-wide programme will witness the participation of lakhs of beneficiaries of various government schemes. The programme will also be attended by Chief Minister Rajasthan, other ministers of the Rajasthan Government, MPs, MLAs and local level representatives.

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