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PM Modi Makes 6th Visit to Karnataka in 2 Months Ahead of Elections, To Dedicate IIT, World’s Longest Rail Platform

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Hubballi: As the state will go for assembly polls, likely in the month of May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend programs in Mandya and Hubballi-Dharwad. Development works worth Rs. 16,000 crores would either be inaugurated or their foundation stones would be laid.

Mandya is considered the fort of Congress and JD(S), with the Prime Minister Modi, expected to hold a roadshow, the BJP is trying to make inroads in the Vokkaliga heartland.

According to the sources, today’s visit by the PM will be the sixth one to the state in the last two months. The PM, after taking part in Mandya programs, will land at Hubballi airport around 3.15 p.m. From there, he will fly to Mummigatti in a helicopter to dedicate IIT Dharwad to the nation. The foundation stone for the institute was also laid by the Prime Minister in February 2019. Developed at a cost of over Rs. 850 crores, the institute currently offers 4-year B.Tech. programs, an inter-disciplinary 5-year BS-MS program, an M.Tech. program, and a Ph.D. program.

The Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation the longest railway platform in the world at Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji Hubballi Station. The record has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records recently. The 1507-meter-long platform has been built at a cost of about Rs 20 crore.

Prime Minister Modi will dedicate the electrification of the Hosapete-Hubballi-Tinaighat section and the upgrade of Hosapete station to boosting connectivity in the region. Developed at a cost of over Rs 530 crore, the electrification project establishes seamless train operation on electric traction. The redeveloped Hosapete station will provide convenient and modern facilities to travelers. It has been designed to resemble the Hampi monuments.

The Prime Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for various projects of the Hubballi-Dharwad smart city. The total estimated cost of these projects is about Rs. 520 crore. These efforts will enhance the quality of life by creating hygienic, safe, and functional public spaces and transform the town into a futuristic urban center.

The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Jayadeva Hospital and Research Center. The hospital will be developed at a cost of about Rs. 250 crore and will provide tertiary cardiac care to the people of the region. In order to further augment water supply in the region, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for the Dharwad Multi Village Water Supply Scheme, which will be developed at a cost of over Rs. 1040 crores. He will also lay the foundation stone for the Tupparihalla Flood Damage Control Project, which will be developed at a cost of about Rs. 150 crore. The project aims to mitigate damage caused by floods and involves the construction of retaining walls and embankments.

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