Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay foundation stone of multiple development projects worth Rs 18,000 crore in Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand, today (4 December).
PM Modi will lay the foundation stone of eleven development projects including the Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor (from Eastern Peripheral Expressway Junction to Dehradun) which will be built at a cost of around Rs 8,300 crore.
The Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor will significantly reduce the travel time from Delhi to Dehradun from six hours to around 2.5 hours. It will have seven major interchanges for connectivity to Haridwar, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Yamunagar, Baghpat, Meerut and Baraut.
PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone for the Child Friendly City Project, Dehradun, to make the city child friendly by making the roads safer for their travel, according to a PMO release.
Foundation stone for projects related to development of water supply, road and drainage system in Dehradun at a cost of over Rs 700 crore will also be laid, the release said.
Further, to develop smart spiritual towns and upgrade tourism related infrastructure in the state, the foundation stone for infrastructure development works at Shri Badrinath Dham and Gangotri-Yamunotri Dham will be laid.
PM Modi will also inaugurate seven projects, including the landslide mitigation project at Lambagad (which is en-route the Badrinath Dham), and chronic landslide treatment at Sakanidhar, Srinagar and Devprayag on NH-58.
He will also inaugurated road widening project from Devprayag to Srikot, and from Brahmpuri to Kodiyala on NH-58, under Chardham road connectivity project.
The 120 MW Vyasi Hydroelectric Project, built over river Yamuna at a cost of over Rs 1,700 crore will also be inaugurated, the release said.