In Jagdalpur, located in Bastar, Chhattisgarh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a number of development projects on October 3 valued at Rs 26,000 crore. He also opened the NMDC Steel plant in Nagarnar at the same time. About 50,000 people are anticipated to gain employment opportunities from the newly built steel plant.
PM Modi emphasised the crucial role that physical, digital, and social infrastructure plays in the transition to a developed country during his speech in Bastar. He emphasised Chhattisgarh’s leading role in the production of steel and the government’s unwavering dedication to infrastructure growth.
The Prime Minister also spoke about the state’s railway network being electrified, the operation of Vande Bharat trains, and the Central government’s future plans to upgrade and modernise all state railway stations.
PM Modi also launched a number of other initiatives, such as the construction of a new railway line that will link Antagarh and Taroki, the expansion of the line that runs between Jagdalpur and Dantewara, the doubling of the Boridand-Surajpur railway line, the renovation of Jagdalpur Station under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme, and the start of the Taroki-Raipur diesel-electric multiple-unit (DEMU) train service.
The state’s NH43 road improvement project from Kunkuri to the border between Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand is another notable development project.