We have brought Narmada water to villages: Modi

The meaning of development was earlier limited to installing a hand-pump somewhere in a village. Our government has constructed a huge pipeline, said the prime minister

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Pranita Kulkarni | October 7, 2017 | Rajkot


#Vijay Rupani   #Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju   #Ahmedabad   #Dwarkadhish temple   #Narmada water   #airport   #Rajkot   #Gujarat   #Narendra Modi  
Photo: Vijay Kumar
Photo: Vijay Kumar

Prime minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched multiple infrastructure projects, including an international airport, near Rajkot in poll-bound Gujarat and assured that water from Narmada river will help make Surendranagar an industrial hub.

Modi is on a two-day visit to his home state during which he will also lay the foundation stone of Bhadbhut barrage over Narmada.
After paying a visit to the Dwarkadhish temple, the prime minister went to Chotila to lay the foundation stone of the new greenfield airport and announce six-laning of sections of the NH 47 and NH 27 (Ahmedabad - Bamanbore section and Rajkot - Bamanbore section respectively). 
 
The 2,000 crore international airport near Rajkot is to be built on 1,025 hectare land in Hirasar village of Rajkot district. The airport is expected to be the fourth international airport in the state after Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat.
 
He addressed a public rally here during which union minister for civil aviation Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani, deputy chief minister Nitinbhai Patel, former Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel were also present.
 
Taking credit for formulating the first aviation policy for the country, Modi said: "Maine kaha tha ke aviation sector ka vikas aise karoonga ke hawai chappal pehena hua insaan bhi hawai safar kar paayega. (I had promised development of the aviation sector in such a way that it would make air travel possible for the common man.)"
 
He said that his government talks of large-scale development projects as opposed to the previous government. "The meaning of development earlier was limited to installing a hand-pump somewhere in a village. They would boast of that single hand-pump for the next three elections. Our government, on the other hand, has constructed a huge pipeline, and have succeeded in bring Narmada's water to several villages."  
 
Modi will also inaugurate a medical college and hospital in him hometown Vadnagar on Sunday. Interestingly, it will be his first visit to his hometown since his swearing-in as the prime minister.                                                
 

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