PM Modi inaugurates permanent campus of IIT Dharwad
Press Trust of India|Mar 12, 2023
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway project which will reduce travel time from 3 hrs to 75 minutes, new campus of IIT Dharwad, and "longest" railway platform in the world during his sixth visit to poll-bound Karnataka this year, today. The foundation stone of IIT Dharwad was also laid by him in February 2019. Developed at a cost of over Rs. 850 crores, the institute currently offers 4-year BTech programs, inter-disciplinary 5-year BS-MS program, MTech and PhD programs.
During the inauguration of the new campus of IIT Dharwad, Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Bommai, minister for education and skill development and entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan, minister of coal, mines and parliamentary affairs Joshi Pralhad will also be present along with esteemed dignitaries.
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In all the Prime Minister will dedicate and lay the foundation stones of projects worth around Rs 16,000 crores, during his visit to the state, which is also being seen with political significance, ahead of Assembly polls by May.
According to an official release, at around 12 noon, the Prime Minister will dedicate and lay the foundation stone of key road projects in Mandya, and thereafter, at around 3:15 PM, he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various development initiatives in Hubballi-Dharwad. In what is being seen as the highpoint of the visit, Modi will dedicate the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway to the nation.
The project involves 6-laning of the Bengaluru-Nidaghatta-Mysuru section of NH-275. The 118 Km long project has been developed at a total cost of around Rs 8,480 crores, and will reduce the travel time between Bengaluru and Mysuru from around 3 hours to about 75 minutes, the release said, adding that it will act as a catalyst for socio-economic development in the region. The PM will also lay the foundation stone for Mysuru-Kushalnagar 4 lane highway.
Spread over 92 Km, the project will be developed at a cost of around Rs 4,130 crores. The project will play a key role in boosting connectivity of Kushalnagar with Bengaluru and will help halve the travel time from about 5 to only 2.5 hours.
Modi will later travel to Hubballi-Dharwad, where he will dedicate IIT Dharwad to the nation.
He will lay the foundation stone of the Jayadeva Hospital and Research Centre, which will be developed at a cost of about Rs. 250 crores and will provide tertiary cardiac care to the people of the region, and for the Dharwad Multi Village Water Supply Scheme, which will be developed at a cost of over Rs. 1,040 crores.
He will also lay the foundation stone for Tupparihalla Flood Damage Control Project, which will be developed at a cost of about Rs 150 crores, the release added.
(With inputs from PTI)
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