Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of various road and ropeway projects worth more than Rs 3400 crore at the Mana village of Chamoli district. Uttarakhand.
Speaking at the occasion, the PM said that the connectivity projects would help improve the economic development of Uttarakhand. “Connectivity is a challenge in mountainous regions. Our government is working on bringing connectivity to such areas. Four-lane expressways are being built to connect the state from Delhi and UP. Delhi-Dehradun economic corridor will encourage businesses in the state,” he said.
The Prime Minister added that modern connectivity is a “guarantee of national defense.” He pointed out that the government is continuously making gradual steps in this direction for the last eight years.
The Prime Minister stated that since 2014, the Border Roads Organisation has constructed nearly 7,000 km of new roads, built numerous bridges, and completed many important tunnels. The PM noted that Mana village is known as the last village at India’s borders and said every border village is the first village of the country, and the people living near the border account for the country’s strong defense.
The Prime Minister, who performed Darshans at Kedarnath and Badri Vishal, also reviewed the development projects as “130 crore people are also a form of God for me.” he said.