Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of several developmental projects in Imphal, Manipur.
As per the Prime Minister's office, in Manipur, PM Modi inaugurated 13 projects worth around Rs 1,850 crores and laid the foundation stone of nine projects worth around Rs 2,950 crore. In line with the countrywide projects to improve connectivity, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the construction of five National Highway Projects to be built at the cost of more than Rs 1700 crore.
Another significant infrastructure to enhance seamless year-round connectivity to Silchar from Imphal and reduce traffic congestion is the construction of the Steel Bridge built over Barak River on NH-37, inaugurated by the Prime Minister during the programme.
While addressing the inauguration programme of developmental projects, PM Modi said Manipur will be completing 50 years of statehood on January 21. The state "will become the main source of India's growth trajectory and will stretch its potential to other parts of India via enhanced road connectivity and infrastructure projects."
Adding that the Northeast is all set to become the "new gate of development" for the country, PM Modi said, "The Northeast, where Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's army hoisted the flag for the first time calling it the gateway to India's independence, is now becoming the gateway to fulfil the dreams of New India."
The Prime Minister has also dedicated 2,387 mobile towers built at a cost of around Rs 1100 crores to the people of Manipur.
Further, to boost the Covid related infrastructure in the state, he also inaugurated '200 Bedded Covid Hospital at Kiyamgei', which has been set up at the cost of about Rs 37 crore in collaboration with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).