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PNS | Vijayawada

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone for projects worth over Rs 10,500 crore in the State on November 12. The PM will lay the foundation stone for the Andhra Pradesh section of the six-lane Greenfield Raipur- Visakhapatnam Economic Corridor. It will be built at a cost of over Rs 3,750 crore.The Economic Corridor will provide faster connectivity between the Industrial Nodes of Chhattisgarh and Odisha to Visakhapatnam Port and Chennai – Kolkata National Highway. It will also improve connectivity to tribal and backward areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

The Prime Minister will also lay the stone for a dedicated Port Road from Convent Junction to Sheela Nagar Junction in Visakhapatnam. It will ease traffic congestion in Visakhapatnam city by segregating local and port bound goods traffic. He will also dedicate to the nation the Narasannapeta-Pathapatnam section of NH-326A built at a cost of over Rs 200 crore, as part of Srikakulam-Gajapati Nagaram Corridor. The project would provide better connectivity in the region.

The Prime Minister will further dedicate to the nation the U-field onshore deep water block project of ONGC in Andhra Pradesh, developed at a cost of over Rs. 2,900 crore. It is the deepest gas discovery of the project with gas production potential of about three million metric standard cubic metres per day (MMSCMD). He will lay the stone for Srikakulam Angul Natural Gas Pipeline Project of GAIL with capacity of around 6.65 MMSCMD. This 745-km-long pipeline will be built at a total cost of over Rs 2,650 crore.

Being a part of Natural Gas Grid (NGG), the pipeline will create the vital infrastructure to supply natural gas to domestic households, industries, commercial units and automobile sectors in various districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The pipeline will supply natural gas to the city gas distribution network in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts.

The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for the redevelopment of  Visakhapatnam Railway Station, to be done at a cost of around Rs 450 crore.The redeveloped station will cater to 75,000 passengers per day and will improve passenger experience by providing modern amenities.

The Prime Minister will also lay the stone for modernisation and upgradation of the Visakhapatnam Fishing Harbour. The total cost of the project is around Rs 150 crore. The fishing harbour, after its upgradation and modernisation, will double the handling capacity from 150 tonnes per day to about 300 tonnes per day, provide safe landing and berthing and other modern infrastructure facilities reduce turnaround time in the jetty, reduce wastage and help improve price realisation.

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