Meghalaya: PM Modi inaugurates Shillong-Tura Road Project, Addresses ‘Rally for Change’

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Story highlights

  • PM Modi is on his visit to the two Northeastern states today
  • On his visit, PM inaugurates Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura Road project
  • BJP organizes ‘Rally for Change’ to start the election campaign in the state

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his visit to Mizoram and Meghalaya, On his visit, he inaugurated the Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura Road project that will connect the state to its counterparts. As per the schedule, PM addressed the “Rally for Change” organized by BJP.

 PM blowed the Conch for elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his visit to the poll-bound state Meghalaya. This visit of PM is observed as he visited the state to blow the conch for the BJP campaign in the state as there are only two months left for the Assembly Elections.

During the visit, PM inaugurated the Shillong-Tura road project that will facilitate the state in terms of Commerce and will increase the state’s economy.

After this, PM is addressing the rally organized by the Bhartiya Janta Party of Meghalaya to give a kick-start to the election campaign in the state for the Assembly elections.

PM being the star campaigner of the BJP is addressing the state and making them aware of the need for the change in the governance as the ruling party has failed in bringing the development in the state.

PM in his address, PM begins with the Shillong-Tura road project and said, “It will boost economic activity and establish a direct link between the important towns of the state, Shillong and Tura. Travel time will be significantly reduced. Our motto is Transformation by transportation”.

Adding on to his speech, PM said, “When our govt came to power in 2014, I gave clear instructions to my ministers that one of them must visit North-east in every 15 days. The visit shouldn’t be like you reached there in morning & return Delhi in evening. When our ministers come here, they stay and meet the people”.

PM talking about the Prime Minister’s visit to the Northeast Region also said, “After Morarji Desai, if any Prime Minister took part in a meeting of North-eastern council, it was me. Last year, I inaugurated the North-eastern council meeting in Shillong”.

PM while highlighting the allocation o funds by the Union government for the development of the state said, “Across the North-East the Union Government has sanctioned around four thousand kilometers of National Highways, for an amount of over Rupees thirty-two thousand crores”.

PM Modi in his speech also highlighted the ways to uplift the tourism in the state and said, “During my last visit to Meghalaya in May 2016, I spoke about the promotion of tourism in the State. We want to make Meghalaya a top tourism destination. The Government of India has sanctioned around Rs One hundred crores for development of tourist destinations in the State”.

Adding on to this, PM also quoted the developmental projects initiated by the Union government in the state.

He said, “The govt is executing 15 new rail lines for nearly 14000 km length, this will cost Rs 47,000 Cr and boost infrastructure in the North-East region”.

Prime Minister also quoted that Meghalaya will complete its 50 years of Constitution formation in 2022 and its importance. He said, “In 2022, the nation will complete 75 years of Independence. This will also be the year when Meghalaya will complete 50 years of constitution. 75 years of independence, 50 years of constitution and national games. This is an excellent opportunity for state to make new oaths”.

Also Read: Meghalaya Assembly Polls: PM to blow the Conch for BJP campaign


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