Narendra Modi | The prime minister announced development projects worth more than Rs 24,300 crore.

Narendra Modi

Bikaner (Sachhoon News). Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone and initiated development projects worth more than Rs 24,300 crore in Bikaner, Rajasthan. The Prime Minister inaugurated the six-lane Greenfield Expressway section of the Amritsar-Jamnagar Economic Corridor constructed at a cost of approximately Rs 11,125 crore; Phase I of the green energy corridor interstate transmission line at a cost of approximately Rs.10,950 crore; Bhiwadi transmission line developed by Bikaner Power Grid at a cost of about Rs 1,340 crore and a 30-bed Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) hospital in Bikaner. The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Bikaner railway station and the doubling of the 43 km Churu-Ratangarh railway line, at a cost of around Rs 450 crore.

Addressing the rally organized on the occasion, the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) paid tribute to the land of warriors and said that people who are committed to the development of the state always provide such an opportunity where they themselves are present for the launch of development projects. Referring to today’s projects worth over Rs 24,000 crore, the prime minister said Rajasthan got two modern six-lane highways within a few months.

Recalling the inauguration of the Delhi-Dausa-Lalsot section of the Delhi-Mumbai Express Corridor in February, the Prime Minister expressed his gratitude for the opportunity today to inaugurate the six-lane 500 km Greenfield Expressway section of the Amritsar-Jamnagar Expressway to inaugurate. He said, “In a sense, Rajasthan has scored a double century when it comes to national highways.” The Prime Minister also congratulated the people of Bikaner and Rajasthan on the Green Energy Corridor and the Hospital of the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).

The Prime Minister said that Rajasthan has always been full of capabilities and possibilities. The Prime Minister said that because of this development potential, record investments are being made in the state. Transport connectivity is being made hi-tech as there is huge potential for industrial development here. The high-speed highway and railroads will increase tourism opportunities, which will benefit the state’s youth, he said.

Referring to the Green Field Expressway inaugurated today, the Prime Minister said it will connect Rajasthan to Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir, while major commercial ports like Jamnagar and Kandla will also come within reach of Bikaner and Rajasthan. He underlined that Bikaner will reduce the distance between Amritsar and Jodhpur as well as the distance between Jodhpur and Gujarat, which will benefit farmers and businesses in the region. The Prime Minister said, “This greenfield highway will boost economic activities across western India.” He highlighted the increasing transportation linkage with oilfield refineries, which would bolster supply and accelerate economic growth in the country.

Speaking about the doubling of the railway line, the prime minister stressed the priority given to the development of railways in Rajasthan. He pointed out that between 2004-2014, Rajasthan received an average of less than Rs 1,000 crore per annum for the railways while the state received an average of Rs 10,000 crore per annum after 2014.

The prime minister said the biggest beneficiaries of this infrastructure development are small businessmen and small-scale industries. He called Bikaner’s pickles, papad, namkeen and said that these small businessmen with better transport links could deliver their products to all corners of the world.

Speaking about Rajasthan’s development efforts, the Prime Minister mentioned the Vibrant Gram Yojana for long-neglected frontier villages. He said: “We have declared the border villages as the ‘first village’ in the country. This will lead to development of these areas and will increase the interest of the country’s people to visit these areas.

The Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) discussed the blessings of Karni Mata and Salasar Balaji for Rajasthan and said that the state should be at the peak of development. That is why the Government of India is working full steam ahead for the development of Rajasthan. Finally, he said that with the joint efforts of everyone, all of Rajasthan’s development goals will come true.

Rajasthan Governor Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister of Roads, Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Law and Justice Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister for Jal Shakti Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Union Minister of Agriculture and Welfare for Farmers Shri Kailash Choudhary attended the occasion attended and others attended.


The Prime Minister dedicated to the nation the six-lane Greenfield Expressway section of the Amritsar-Jamnagar Economic Corridor. The stretch of more than 500 km stretching from Jakhadawali village in Hanumangarh district to Khetlawas village in Jalore district of Rajasthan has been built at a cost of around Rs 11,125 crore. This highway will significantly reduce travel time and improve transportation connectivity between major cities and industrial corridors. The highway will not only facilitate seamless freight transportation, but will also promote tourism and economic development along the route.

To boost the energy sector in the region, the prime minister dedicated phase I of the inter-state green energy corridor transmission line built at a cost of around Rs 10,950 crore. The green energy corridor will integrate approximately 6 GW of renewable energy and help balance renewable energy with thermal power generation in the Western region and hydropower generation in the Northern region, strengthening transmission capacity between the Northern region and the Western region. The Prime Minister also dedicated to the nation the Bikaner-Bhiwadi transmission line developed by POWERGRID at a cost of around Rs 1,340 crore. The transmission line from Bikaner to Bhiwadi will aid in the extraction of 8.1 GW of solar energy in Rajasthan.

The Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) dedicated to the nation the new 30-bed Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) hospital in Bikaner. The capacity of the hospital will be expanded to 100 beds. It will serve as a vital health facility, serving the medical needs of the local community and providing accessible and quality health services.

In addition, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Bikaner Railway Station. The redevelopment works, which are estimated to cost around Rs 450 crore, will include the refurbishment of all platforms, along with floors and ceilings, while preserving the heritage status of the existing structure of the railway station.

The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for the doubling of the 43 km Churu-Ratangarh railway line. Doubling this railway line will improve rail transport connectivity and facilitate the transportation of gypsum, limestone, food grains and fertilizer products from the Bikaner region to the rest of the country.

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