“It will lay the foundation stone for the six-lane section of Greenfield Raipur-Visakhapatnam Economic Corridor Andhra Pradesh. It will be built at a cost of over Rs 3,750 crore,” said the PMO.
The economic corridor will provide a faster connection between the industrial nodes of Chhattisgarh and Odisha to the Visakhapatnam and Chennai – Kolkata National Express Port. She added that it would also improve connectivity to the tribal and backward areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for a dedicated port road from Monastery Junction to Sheila Nagar Junction in Visakhapatnam. The project management office said it will ease traffic congestion in Visakhapatnam by separating the movement of local goods from the ports.
It will also dedicate to the nation Narasannapeta to the Pathapatnam section of NH-326A which was built at a cost of over Rs 200 crore as part of the Srikakulam-Gajapati Corridor.
The Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation, ONGC’s U-field deep water block project in Andhra Pradesh, which was developed at a cost of over Rs. 2900 crores. It is the deepest gas discovery in the project with a gas production potential of about 3 million standard cubic meters per day (MMSCMD).
It will lay the foundation stone for the Srikakulam Angul natural gas pipeline project in GAIL with a capacity of approximately 6.65 million cubic meters per day. This 745 km pipeline will be built at a total cost of over Rs 2,650 crore.
Being a part of the Natural Gas Network (NGG), the pipeline will create the vital infrastructure for supplying natural gas to homes, industries, commercial units and automotive sectors in different regions of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The project management office said the pipeline will supply natural gas to the city’s gas distribution network in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts of Andhra Pradesh state.
PM Modi will lay the groundwork for the redevelopment of Visakhapatnam railway station, to be done at a cost of around Rs 450 crore. The redeveloped terminal will cater to 75,000 passengers per day and will improve the passenger experience by providing modern amenities.
It will also lay the foundation stone for the modernization and development of the Visakhapatnam fishing port. The total cost of the project is around Rs. 150 crores.
The project management office said that the fishing port, after its upgrade and modernization, will double the handling capacity from 150 tons per day to around 300 tons per day, provide safe landing, mooring and other modern infrastructure facilities that reduce berthing time, reduce wastage and help improve price realization. .