Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Maharashtra on January 12, 2024, and inaugurate, dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation of several mega projects.
Around 12:15 PM, the Prime Minister will arrive in Nashik to inaugurate the 27th National Youth Festival. Subsequently, at approximately 3:30 PM in Mumbai, he is scheduled to inaugurate and traverse the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewari-Nhava Sheva Atal Setu. Following this, around 4:15 PM, Modi will engage in a public program in Navi Mumbai. During this event, he will inaugurate, dedicate to the nation, and lay the foundation stone for various development projects.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewari-Nhava Sheva Atal Setu
The Mumbai Transharbour Link (MTHL) is now named the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewari-Nhava Sheva Atal Setu. The foundation stone of the bridge was also laid by Modi in December 2016.
The Atal Setu has been constructed at a total cost of more than Rs 17,840 crore. The 21.8-km, 6-lane bridge has about 16.5 km of length over sea and about 5.5 km on the land. It is the longest bridge in India, and also the 12th longest sea bridge in the world. It will provide faster connectivity to the Mumbai International Airport and the Navi Mumbai International Airport and will also reduce the travel time from Mumbai to Pune, Goa and South India. It will also improve connectivity between Mumbai Port & Jawaharlal Nehru Port.
Public programme at Navi Mumbai
The prime minister will inaugurate, dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than Rs 12,700 crore in the public programme in Navi Mumbai.
He will lay the foundation stone of the underground road tunnel connecting the Eastern Freeway’s Orange Gate to Marine Drive. The 9.2-km tunnel will be built at a cost of more than Rs 8,700 crore and will be a significant infrastructure development in Mumbai which will reduce travel time between Orange Gate and Marine Drive.
Modi will dedicate Phase-1 of the Surya regional bulk drinking water project to the Nation. The project, developed at a cost of more than Rs 1,975 crore will provide drinking water supply to the Palghar and Thane district of Maharashtra, benefiting about 14 lakh population.
During the programme, he will dedicate about Rs 2,000-crore railway projects to the nation. These include the dedication of Phase- 2 of the Uran-Kharkopar railway line which will enhance connectivity to Navi Mumbai as suburban services running between Nerul/Belapur to Kharkopar will now be extended to Uran. Modi will also flag off the inaugural run of the EMU train from the Uran railway station to Kharkopar.
Other rail projects that will be dedicated to Nation include a new suburban station ‘Digha Gaon’ on the Thane-Vashi/Panvel Trans-harbour line and the new 6th Line between Khar Road and Goregaon railway station. The projects will benefit the thousands of daily commuters in Mumbai.
The PM will inaugurate ‘Bharat Ratnam’ (Mega Common Facilitation Centre) for Gems and Jewellery sector at Santacruz Electronic Export Processing Zone- Special Economic Zone (SEEPZ SEZ), which is first of its kind in India with best available machines in world, including 3D Metal printing.