Diwali arrives early: Indian PM Modi on several new projects
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who launched several projects related to pharma, education and connectivity in Una, said that the festival of Diwali has arrived early for Himachal Pradesh.
Addressing a public rally in Una, PM Modi said, "The festival of Diwali has arrived early for Una and Himachal Pradesh. I am happy to announce gifts worth rupees several thousand crores to Himachal before Dhanteras and Diwali. Today I flagged off the inaugural run of the new Vande Bharat train. This is the fourth Vande Bharat train to be introduced in the country."
PM Modi, who laid the foundation of Bulk Drug Park today said the pharma park will attract investment of around Rs 2,000 crore.
"Medicines will become cheaper when both, raw materials and production, will be made in Himachal Pradesh," he said.
Highlighting the development of rural infrastructure, PM Modi said that rural roads are being constructed in Himachal at double the speed, while connectivity to Gram Panchayats is also being provided at a rapid pace.
PM Modi also launched the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Una. Its foundation stone was laid by the Prime Minister in 2017.
Earlier today, PM Modi flagged off Vande Bharat Express from Una railway station during his visit to the mountain state.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur, Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and Union minister and Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur were also present on the occasion.
Heralding a new era of comfortable and enhanced rail travel experience, the new Vande Bharat Express is now ready for a commercial run today. The introduction of the train will help boost tourism in the region and provide a comfortable and faster mode of travel.