New Delhi: In a bid to boost infrastructure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stones and inaugurate various development projects in Karnataka and Maharashtra on Thursday.

According to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), PM Modi will lay the foundation stone of Yadgir multi-village drinking water supply scheme in Kodekal, that will provide potable water to about 2.3 lakh households of over 700 rural habitations and three towns.

During his visit, PM Modi will inaugurate Narayanpur Left Bank Canal – Extension Renovation and Modernisation Project (NLBC-ERM), that will help irrigate 4.5 lakh hectares of command area.  

In the afternoon, he will reach Malkhed village in Kalaburagi district, where the prime minister will distribute title deeds to eligible beneficiaries. This is a step to provide formal recognition from the government for their land, and will make them eligible for receiving government services such as drinking water, electricity, roads among others.

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During his visit, PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone of the 71km section of NH-150C, that is a part of Surat- Chennai Expressway. It is being built at a cost of over Rs 2,100 crore. The Surat-Chennai Expressway will pass through Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu. The Prime Minister will launch projects worth Rs 10,200 crore in the southern state on Thursday. 

Later in the day, PM Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of projects worth around Rs 38,800 crores in Mumbai.

In a bid to boost urban mobility, he will inaugurate Mumbai Metro Rail Lines 2A and 7, built at a cost of around Rs 12,600 crore. The metro line 2A, connecting Dahisar E and DN Nagar (yellow line) is around 18.6 km long, while metro line 7 connecting Andheri E – Dahisar E (red line) is around 16.5 km long.

He will also launch MUMBAI 1 Mobile App and National Common Mobility Card (Mumbai 1), that will facilitate ease of travel, can be shown at the entry gates of metro stations and supports digital payment to buy tickets.

He will lay the foundation stone of seven sewage treatment plants to be set up in Malad, Bhandup, Versova, Ghatkopar, Bandra, Dharavi and Worli. They will have a combined capacity of 2,460 MLD.

The PM will also inaugurate 20 Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Aapla Dawakhana. This initiative provides essential medical services completely free of cost to the people, PMO said.

He will also lay the foundation stone for redevelopment of three hospitals in Mumbai – Bhandup Multispeciality Municipal Hospital, Siddharth Nagar Hospital, Goregaon (West) and Oshiwara Maternity Home.

PM Modi will also start the road concretisation project in several parts of Mumbai. This project will be developed at a cost of about Rs 6,100 crore.

He will also lay the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.

This will help in decongesting the southern heritage node of the terminus, augmentation of facilities, better multi-modal integration and conserving and restoring the iconic structure.

The Prime Minister will also start the transfer of approved loans of over 1 lakh beneficiaries under PM SVANidhi Yojana.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Traffic Police has issued traffic advisory ahead of PM Modi’s visit to the city tomorrow.

“Tomorrow, between 12pm to 9 pm, entry of heavy vehicles on all roads including Western Express Highway in the Western Suburb shall be banned,” Mumbai Traffic Police said.

Mumbai police to deploy 4,500 cops in the western suburbs as part of security arrangements during PM Modi’s visit to Mumbai tomorrow. 4 units of SRPF, 1 unit each of the Anti-Riot Squad and Rapid Action Force will also be deployed, officials said.

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