Meghalaya: PM Modi inaugurates Shillong-Tura Road Project, Addresses 'Rally for Change'

PM Modi Announces Rs 90000 Cr For Improving Roads Highways In NE

Adding that the central schemes for the benefit of the north-east had gained momentum and that his government was committed to developing the region, PM Modi said, "Today, we celebrate a significant milestone in the history of Mizoram with the completion and dedication of the 60-MW Tuirial hydropower project".

On Saturday, Modi addressed public rallies to mark the inauguration of a number of projects in Meghalaya and Mizoram. This visit of PM is observed as he visited the state to blow the conch for the BJP campaign in the state as there are only two months left for the Assembly Elections.

Modi was in Mizoram to inaugurate the 60 MW Tuirial Hydro Electric Power Project (HEPP).

Travel time will be significantly reduced. 15 years of Congress rule has ruined Meghalaya", said the Prime Minister while asking, "The CM of Meghalaya is a doctor but what is the state of the health sector in the state.

In Aizawl on Saturday, Modi called Mizoram the "gateway to southeast Asia" and said it would gain from the Centre's Act East policy. "The BJP's agenda is development, speedy development, and all-round development", PM said. "When our ministers come here, they stay and meet the people".

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"Across the North East the Union Government has sanctioned around four thousand km of National Highways, for an amount of over Rs 32,000 crore".

On the development of the region, the Prime Minister underlined the fact that his government constituted the ministry for development of north eastern region.

PM Modi in his speech also highlighted the ways to uplift the tourism in the state and said, "During my last visit to Meghalaya in May 2016, I spoke about the promotion of tourism in the State".

"The transformation by transportation is our motto", Modi said adding that construction of 4000 kilometers of National Highways has been sanctioned in the North Eastern region with a cost of Rs 32000 crore. We want to make Meghalaya a top tourist destination. He dedicated the project to the people saying it will boost the socio-economic development of the State. "The Centre was executing 15 New Rail Line projects of almost 1400 km length which would cost around Rs 47,000 crore rupees and boost rail infrastructure in the NE Region", Modi said.

"In the spirit of "Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas", every Indian - irrespective of caste, gender, religion, and class -must have equal opportunities to partake in the new prosperity", he added.

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