PM Modi launches development projects worth over Rs 1,000 crore at Rae Bareli in UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched several development projects worth over one thousand crore rupees at Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh. Mr Modi, who is on a day-long visit to the state, also flagged off the 900th coach and a rake of Humsafar train manufactured at Modern Coach Factory in Rae Bareli. Addressing a public meeting at Lalganj, the Prime Minister said, the factory was sanctioned in 2007 and was built in 2010.

He said, it was supposed to make new coaches but was never allowed to work at its full capacity. Mr Modi said, only three per cent of the machines were working in 2014 but after coming to power, the NDA government changed the scenario. He said, Raebareli factory will be developed as a global hub in the field of rail coach manufacturing.
 
Mr Modi said, within two to three years, the production of the rail coach factory will touch three thousand annually. He said, his  government intends to expand the capacity to 5 thousand coaches per year.
 
The Prime Minister said, the factory will produce coach of high speed trains, metro trains and aluminium coaches. He said, the expansion of coach factory would generate employment opportunities for people. The Prime Minister said, earlier governments neglected development of Rae Bareli but the Central government is committed to it.

On Rafale deal, Mr Modi accused Congress of spreading lies for personal gains and compromising national security. The Prime Minister said, country will neither forget nor forgive the previous government’s attitude towards the defence forces. He said, the central government is trying its best that those who are ready to sacrifice their lives for the country, should not face any difficulty.

Earlier, Mr Modi inspected the Modern Coach Factory. He also dedicated to the nation 133 kilometre long Raebareli-Fatehpur-Banda section of National Highway. The project has been completed at a cost of about 558 crore rupees. It is an important link between the mining areas of Bundelkhand, pilgrimage centre Chitrakoot, Lucknow and the Purvanchal districts of Uttar Pradesh. The newly widened highway is set to reduce travel time from Banda to Raebareli to two and a half hours from 7-8 hours.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated a state-of-the-art Command and Control Centre for the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. He performed Ganga Pujan and also visited the Swachh Kumbh exhibition.

Mr Modi is scheduled to visit Andawa later where he will address a public meeting. The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the new terminal building of the Bamrauli Airport in Prayagraj before returning to Delhi.

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