Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for numerous projects totaling Rs 18,000 crore in Dehradun on Saturday, ahead of the Assembly election in Uttarakhand next year.
PM Modi is scheduled to arrive at Dehradun’s Parade Ground at 12:30 p.m. today.
PM Modi will dedicate the 120-MW Vyasi hydroelectricity project, a 38-kilometer length of all-weather Chardham road between Devprayag and Shrikot on NH-58, and a widened 33-kilometer stretch of the Rishikesh-Badrinath national highway between Brahmapuri and Kaudiyala.
PM Modi will also lay the groundwork for 11 development projects, including the Delhi-Dehradun Expressway, which will cut the distance between the two cities from 248 to 180 kilometres. It will also cut travel time in half, from six hours to 2.5 hours. If it takes six hours to go by road from Delhi to Dehradun now, it will only take 2.5 hours once the corridor is completed.
For access to Haridwar, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Yamunanagar, Baghpat, Meerut, and Baraut, the Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor would feature seven key interchanges.
PM Modi will also lay the foundation stones for other Rs 220 crore infrastructural projects in Badrinath, including a landslide mitigation project at Lambagad, which is on the way to Badrinath Dham.
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