PM Modi arrives in Mizoram to inaugurate Hydropower Project

PM Modi arrives in Mizoram to inaugurate Hydropower Project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his maiden visit to Mizoram as Prime Minister, dedicated the 60 MW Tuirial hydel project to the nation here on Saturday.The Prime Minister inaugurated the hydro project located in northern Mizorams Kolasib district via satellite link from Assam Rifles ground here where he addressed a huge public gathering.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today, inaugurated the hydroelectric power project in Tuirial in Mizoram. The two states are scheduled for assembly polls in the next 12-months.

"It is the first large hydropower project in Mizoram. The travel time between the two important towns of the state will be reduced to half". "Our motto is Transformation by transportation". "The BJP's agenda is development, speedy development and all-round development of the state", Modi said.

Hailing the first NDA government for its work in the northeast, PM Modi added, "During the tenure of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee significant work was done for the development of the Northeast".

“We are working with a vision that in order to share your problems and issues, you wont have to come to Delhi. "The government of India is executing 15 new rail line projects of 1,385 km length, at a cost of over Rs 47,000 crore", Modi said during his visit to Mizoram.

"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".

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Mr. Modi said the dam could be used for improving connectivity in remote villages, fisheries, ecotourism and also as a source of potable water.

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 completion of this project is a reflection of our commitment to complete ongoing projects and usher in a new era of development in the northeastern region", Modi said. "We are committed to bring all the state capitals of the North East region on the rail map". Sea-planes could also boost connectivity in the state, he added.

He said, "The govt is executing 15 new rail lines for almost 14000 km length, this will cost Rs 47,000 Cr and boost infrastructure in the North-East region".

"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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