5 Oct 2023

Rajasthan: PM Modi Launches Multiple Projects in Road, Rail, Aviation, Health And Higher Education Sectors In Jodhpur

Jodhpur: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone and dedicated to the nation, multiple projects in sectors like road, rail, aviation, health and higher education worth about Rs 5000 crores in Jodhpur, Rajasthan today. The projects include laying the foundation stone for a 350-bed Trauma Centre and Critical Care Hospital Block at AIIMS, Jodhpur, 7 Critical Care Blocks under PM-ABHIM, and the development of New Terminal Building at Jodhpur Airport. 

PM dedicates IIT Jodhpur campus

PM dedicated IIT Jodhpur campus, and infrastructure upgrades to the Central University of Rajasthan. He also laid the foundation stone of multiple road development projects and dedicated two other rail projects including the doubling of the 145 km long Degana-Rai Ka Bagh, and the 58 km long Degana-Kuchaman City rail lines. S

Flagged off 2 new trains

PM Modi flagged off two new train services in Rajasthan namely Runicha Express - connecting Jaisalmer to Delhi and a new heritage train connecting Marwar Jn. - Khambli Ghat.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister bowed and paid homage to the land of Veer Durgadas. He said that Rajasthan is a state where the glory of ancient India is visible in the country’s valour, prosperity and culture. He underlined the attraction of Suncity Jodhpur for both local and international tourists. 

“It is important that Rajasthan, which represents India’s past glory should represent India's future as well. This will happen only when, from Mewar to Marwar, the entire Rajasthan scale new heights of development and modern infrastructure is built here”, the Prime Minister said.  

Hitech infrastructure in Rajasthan

He said that Jamnagar Expressway passing through Bikaner and Barmer, and Delhi Mumbai Expressway are examples of hitech infrastructure in Rajasthan. 

The Prime Minister underlined that the rail and road projects of today will give momentum to the pace of development in the state. He mentioned the reduction in the traveling time of trains due to the doubling of rail lines and noted flagging off of Runicha Express - connecting Jaisalmer to Delhi, and a new heritage train connecting Marwar Jn. - Khambli Ghat today, and the Vande Bharat Express a few days ago. 

New Terminal Building at Jodhpur Airport

Modi also touched upon laying the foundation stone for 3 road projects today as well as the development of New Terminal Building at Jodhpur Airport. Modi underlined that the projects of today will give impetus to strengthen the regional economy as well as create new employment opportunities, while also giving new energy to the tourism sector in the state. 

New possibilities in the field of medical technology

Modi said Trauma, Emergency and Critical Care’ facilities are being developed at AIIMS Jodhpur and seven Critical Care Blocks under Pradhan Mantri – Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM) are being developed across Rajasthan. 

“I take great pleasure in seeing AIIMS Jodhpur and IIT Jodhpur among the premier institutes of the country, not just of Rajasthan”, he said. “AIIMS and IIT Jodhpur have together started work on new possibilities in the field of medical technology. Hi-tech medical technology like robotic surgery will give India new heights in the field of research and industry. This will also promote medical tourism”, he added. 

“Rajasthan is the land of those who love nature and the environment”, the Prime Minister said as he highlighted the communities of Guru Jambeshwar and Bishnoi who have lived this lifestyle for centuries and are followed by the world. 

“Based on this heritage, India is guiding the whole world today”, the Prime Minister said. He concluded by expressing confidence towards the government’s efforts to make India a developed nation and said that India will develop only with the development of Rajasthan. “Together we have to develop Rajasthan and make it prosperous”, Modi concluded. 

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