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PM’s visit will accelerate development: Dattatraya


The visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi would give an impetus to the developmental works in Telangana State, Union Minister for Labour & Employment Bandaru Dattatreya said today.

Speaking to mediapersons here on Wednesday, Dattatraya said the Prime Minister, during his one-day visit on August 7, would lay foundation stone for various projects. The Prime Minister visiting the new State for the first time after bifurcation of united Andhra Pradesh, would lay foundation stone using remote control from Gajwel in Medak district. He will lay foundation stone for Ramagundam Fertiliser plant, which would built at a cost of Rs 5,200 crore. The plant has a production capacity of 12.7 mt annually which would get ready in 36 months.

Dattatraya said gas would be supplied to Ramagundam from Mallavaram in Vijayawada by laying pipeline. This work would be completed by 2019, he said. The Prime Minister would also lay foundation stones for 1600 mw thermal Ramagundam plant for which the State government has to acquire 1,270 acres of land. He hoped the State government would acquire the land as early as possible. The plant would be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 10,599 crore and would be completed by 2020. Dattatreya further stated that 85 per cent power generated by this plant would be utilized by the Telangana State and coal would be supplied from Odisha State to the plant.

Modi would also lay foundation stone for 152km rail line between Manoharabad and Kottapalli at a cost of Rs 1,160 crore, the union minister said.  Dattatreya said Textile Park being set up at Warangal would benefit cotton farmers of Warangal and Karimnagar districts. All these projects would be a boon for the Telangana State. The Union minister had a review meeting with the officials of NTPC, Ramagundam fertilisers and Railways. (NSS)

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