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The PM dedicated projects worth Rs 75,000 crore to the nation by laying the foundation stone.

More than 75,000 crore projects were dedicated to the nation by PM Shri Narendra Modi as he laid the foundation stone in Maharashtra today. National rail projects worth more than 1500 crores, the National Institute of One Health (NIO) in Nagpur, and the Nag river pollution abatement project in Nagpur are all included.

The Prime Minister also dedicated the ‘Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET), Chandrapur’ to the nation and inaugurated the ‘Centre for Research, Management, and Control of Hemoglobinopathies, Chandrapur’ during the program.

AIIMS Nagpur, a hospital with state-of-the-art facilities including OPD, IPD, diagnostic services, Operation theatres, and 38 departments covering all major specialty and super specialty subjects of Medical Science, is being developed at a cost of more than Rs one thousand five hundred seventy-five crore. He dedicated it to the nation.

The hospital provides a much-needed service to the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra and is a boon to the surrounding tribal areas of Gadchiroli, Gondia, and Melghat.

The Prime Minister greeted the gathering on the auspicious occasion of Sankashti Chaturthi and hailed Lord Ganpati. This very special day when a bouquet of development works is being launched from Nagpur, Maharashtra will transform the lives of people, as highlighted by the Prime Minister.

“Today, eleven new stars are rising for the development of Maharashtra which will help in achieving new heights and provide a new direction,” he said. This very special day when a bouquet of development works is being launched from Nagpur, Maharashtra will transform the lives of people, as highlighted by the Prime Minister.

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Among others, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Eknath Shinde, Governor of Maharashtra, Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis, and Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari were present on the occasion.

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Nagpur metro

The Prime Minister dedicated ‘Nagpur Metro Phase I’ to the nation in yet another step that will revolutionize urban mobility. At Khapri Metro Station, he also flagged off two metro trains – from Khapri to Automotive Square (Orange Line) and from Prajapati Nagar to Lokmanya Nagar (Aqua line).

The cost of developing Phase I of the Nagpur Metro was more than Rs 8650 crore. More than Rs 6700 crore will be spent on developing Nagpur Metro Phase- II, for which the Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone.

Rail Projects

About Rs, 590 crores will be spent on redeveloping Nagpur Railway Station and Ajni Railway Station, as laid out by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister dedicated the Government Maintenance Depot, Ajni (Nagpur), and Kohli-Narkher Section of Nagpur- Itarsi Third line project to the nation. About Rs 110 crore and Rs, 450 crores have been spent on these projects, respectively.

National Institute of One Health, Nagpur

The Prime Minister’s laying of the foundation stone for the National Institute of One Health (NIO) in Nagpur is a step towards building capacity and infrastructure in the country under the ‘One Health approach. The ‘One Health’ approach takes into account the fact that human health is linked to the well-being of animals and the environment. Zoonotic (animal to human) contagious diseases are the majority of those affecting humans, and this approach appreciates that.

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The institute, to be established at a cost of more than Rs 110 crore, will collaborate and coordinate with all stakeholders and act as a catalyst to improve the research and capacity building in the ‘One Health’ approach across the country.

Other projects

Nagpur’s pollution abatement project for river Nag got its foundation stone laid by the Prime Minister. The project, which is part of the National River Conservation Plan (NRCP), will cost more than Rs 1925 crore.

The prevalence of Sickle Cell Disease in the Vidarbha region, especially among the tribal population, is comparatively high. A significant disease burden in the country is caused by the disease along with other hemoglobinopathies like thalassemia and HbE. In February 2019, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the ‘Centre for Research, Management, and Control of Haemoglobinopathies, Chandrapur’ to address this issue.

The Prime Minister dedicated a center to the nation which is envisaged to become a Centre of Excellence for innovative research, technology development, and human resource development in the field of hemoglobinopathies in the country.

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