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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate, dedicate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than 30,500 crore rupees in Maharashtra on January 12.

To improve ease of mobility by strengthening urban transport infrastructure, the Prime Minister will inaugurate and travel on Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewari-Nhava Sheva Atal Setu.

According to the official statement from the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) the Atal Setu has been constructed at a total cost of more than 17,840 crore rupees. It is about 21.8 km long 6-lane bridge having about 16.5 km length over sea and about 5.5 km on the land.

Prime Minister Modi had laid the foundation stone of the bridge in December 2016. He will also lay the foundation stone of the underground road tunnel connecting Eastern Freeway’s Orange Gate to Marine Drive.

The 9.2 Km tunnel will be built at a cost of more than 8700 crore rupees. It will be a significant infrastructure development in Mumbai which will reduce travel time between Orange Gate and Marine Drive.

The Prime Minister will dedicate phase 1 of the Surya regional bulk drinking water project to the Nation.

The project, developed at a cost of more than 1975 crore rupees will provide drinking water supply to the Palghar and Thane district of Maharashtra, benefiting about 14 lakh population.

During the programme, the Prime Minister will dedicate about 2000 crore rupees railway projects to the Nation.

These include the dedication of ‘Phase 2 of 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.

The Prime Minister will also flag off the inaugural run of the EMU train from 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 & Goregaon railway station.

The Prime Minister will inaugurate Bharat Ratnam for Gems and Jewellery sector at Santacruz Electronic Export Processing Zone- Special Economic Zone, which is the first of its kind in India with the best available machines in the world including 3D Metal printing.

During the programme, the Prime Minister will launch Namo Mahila Shashaktikaran Abhiyaan. The Abhiyaan aims to empower women in the state of Maharashtra by providing skill development training and exposure to entrepreneurship development.

The Prime Minister will inaugurate the 27th National Youth Festival, in Nashik. National Youth Day is celebrated every year to honour the ideals and thoughts of Swami Vivekananda.

The theme of the National Youth Festival this year is “MYBharat-ViksitBharat@2047- By the Youth, For the Youth ‘.

This year, the National Youth Day will be celebrated by all field organisations of the Department of Youth Affairs in districts in collaboration with multiple Government departments and will conduct Road safety awareness events at major cities and 750 district headquarters of the country.

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