PM Modi to inaugurate road projects worth Rs 7,700 crore in Assam on Feb 7

Assam, Feb 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate ambitiously road projects of the BJP-led government in Assam under ‘Assam Mala‘ with a total outlay of Rs 7,700 crore on February 7.

PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone of two medical colleges of Biswanath Chariali and Charadeo and address a huge gathering at Dhekiajuli in Assam.

Ahead of the assembly polls in Assam, it is PM Modi’s second visit to the state within a month, hence the road projects in Assam.

In view of PM Modi’s visit to Dhekiajuliin on February 7, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited Dhekiajuli to take the stock of the elaborate preparations put in place for the high-profile program.

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the preparedness for a helipad, the security aspects and asked the DGP to have closer surveillance along with installations of CCTVs.

CM Sonowal asked the Deputy Commissioner of Sonitpur district, Joint Director of Health, and other stakeholders to ensure compliance with the safety protocols of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The people of Assam are eagerly waiting for PM Modi’s visit because of his love for the state, Sarbananda Sonowal said.

This the greatest moment for all of us particularly the people of Assam – Barak, Brahmaputra, hills, and plains. Dhekiajuli is a place of memory of the great sacrifice of those great martyrs in the 1942 quit India movement. I believe the Prime Minister’s visit will definitely inspire all of us particularly his brief 6-year tenure whatever he did for the speedy growth of Assam and Northeast,” Sonowal said.

Earlier, PM Modi had visited Sivasagar on January 23 and distributed land Patta documents to 1.06 lakh landless indigenous people of the state.

Meanwhile, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will visit Guwahati on Saturday. Sitharaman will address a large gathering at Khanapara in the capital city of Assam and will launch a DBT scheme of the state government for the tea garden workers.

Sitharaman will distribute Rs 3,000 each to almost 8 lakh tea garden workers of the state with an expense of Rs 240 crore.