PM Modi to arrive in J&K tomorrow

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To address mammoth rally, inaugurate dev. projects worth Rs 30500 crore; Union Minister reviews arrangements; multi-tier security in place; Jammu declared no-fly zone, traffic advisory issued; 4000 buses deployed


Jammu, Feb 19 (KNO): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is arriving in Jammu & Kashmir on Tuesday to address a massive rally and inaugurate development projects worth Rs 30500.

According to a press release issued from the Prime Minister’s office, Modi will inaugurate projects worth over Rs 30,500 crore during his visit, which include various sectors such as health, education, rail, road, aviation and petroleum. Notable among these projects is the inauguration of three Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), including one in Jammu.

The PM will lay the foundation stone for the new terminal building of Jammu Airport and a Common User Facility Petroleum depot in Jammu, among others. He will also distribute appointment orders to about 1500 new government recruits of Jammu & Kashmir besides interacting with beneficiaries of various government schemes as part of the ‘Viksit Bharat Viksit Jammu’ programme.

The new terminal building at Jammu Airport, spread over an expansive area of 40,000 square metres, will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 865 crore and is designed to accommodate up to 2000 passengers during peak hours. Showcasing the local culture, the building will reflect the vibrant spirit of the region while boosting tourism, trade, air connectivity and economic growth, as per the press release.

Union Minister in Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Jitendra Singh on Monday visited the rally spot and reviewed arrangements at the Maulana Azad Stadium. He was accompanied by senior officials of the Government of India and a team of J&K UT administration led by Divisional Commissioner Jammu. Dr Singh said adequate arrangements about accommodation, provision of refreshments and sanitation facilities for the invitees have been made.

He informed that the projects, which the Prime Minister will inaugurate, have been executed by the four ministries of the Government of India – Education, Civil Aviation, Railways and Petroleum.

Meanwhile, stringent security measures have been implemented across Jammu in anticipation of PM Modi’s visit.

Police have declared Jammu district a no-fly zone (temporary Red Zone) for drones and quadcopters with effect from Monday 6 pm until Tuesday 11 pm while the vigil has been increased on borders and internal routes.

A security official told KNO that the restrictions have been imposed on the operation of drones, remote-controlled micro-light aircraft, para-gliders, para-motors, hand gliders and hot air balloons within the (Jammu) district. Roads have been barricaded to prevent unauthorised parking, and thorough security checks are being conducted at various points, he said.

In light of the high-profile event, SSP Traffic Jammu issued a detailed advisory, outlining traffic diversions and parking arrangements. Approximately 4000 buses have been deployed to ferry participants to the rally venue to ensure smooth movement and minimal disruption to public services.

The Headquarters Central Pool Security, Jammu, in coordination with the SSP Security Jammu, has released a detailed list of prohibited items that attendees are advised not to carry to the venue. These include bags, tiffin boxes, cameras, weapons, ammunition, sharp-edged articles, cigarettes, lighters, umbrellas, objectionable flags, and electronic gadgets. Mobile phones are to be kept in silent mode throughout the event.

The participants have been instructed to park their vehicles in designated parking slots identified by the Civil Administration and Traffic Police. Entry to the venue is expected to commence before 9:30 am, and attendees have been urged to cooperate during security checks.

As per the advisory, it is mandatory for the visitors to carry valid identity proof such as an Aadhar card, Election card, or PAN card.

In a communique, the SSP Traffic Jammu has outlined traffic diversions and restrictions to facilitate the smooth movement of vehicles on the day of the rally.

Vehicles coming from Bikram Chowk towards Dogra Chowk will be diverted via Vivekananda Chowk and JP Chowk, while those approaching from Canal Head towards Dogra Chowk will be redirected through Jewel Chowk, St. Peter’s School, Bus Stand, K.C Crossing, Indira Chowk, and JP Chowk. Additionally, attendees are advised to use the Fourth Tawi Bridge or Gujjar Nagar Bridge for north-to-south and vice versa movement.

For any traffic-related assistance, the Traffic Control Unit (TCU) Jammu has provided contact numbers – 0191-2459048, 94191-47732 & 103 – for the convenience of the public.

President of the All J&K Transport Association, Vijay Singh Chib, confirmed the deployment of 4000 buses to ferry participants to the rally venue. He said that due to the shortage of buses, additional support has been sought from some transporters from Punjab.


Major boost to education sector

In a significant step towards upgrading and developing education and skilling infrastructure across the country, the Prime Minister will inaugurate, dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of several projects worth about Rs 13,375 crore. The projects which are dedicated to the nation include a permanent campus of IIT Bhilai, IIT Tirupati, IIT Jammu, IIITDM Kurnool; Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) – a pioneer skill training institute on advanced technologies – located at Kanpur; and two campuses of Central Sanskrit University – at Devprayag (Uttarakhand) and at Agartala (Tripura).

Prime Minister will inaugurate three new IIMs in the country viz IIM Jammu, IIM Bodh Gaya and IIM Visakhapatnam. He will also inaugurate 20 new buildings for Kendriya Vidyalaya (KVs) and 13 new Navodaya Vidyalayas (NVs) buildings across the country. Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of five Kendriya Vidyalaya campuses, one Navodaya Vidyalaya campus and five Multipurpose Hall for Navodaya Vidyalayas across the country. These newly constructed KVs and NVs buildings will play an important role in meeting the educational needs of students across the country.


In a step that will provide comprehensive, quality and holistic tertiary care health services to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Vijaypur (Samba), Jammu. The institute, whose foundational stone was also laid by the Prime Minister in February 2019, is being established under the Central sector scheme Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.

Established at a cost of over 1660 crore and in an area spanning over 227 acres, the hospital is equipped with facilities like 720 beds, a Medical College with 125 seats, Nursing College with 60 seats, AYUSH Block with 30 beds, residential accommodation for faculty and staff, hostel accommodation for UG and PG students, Night Shelter, Guest House, Auditorium, Shopping Complex etc. The state-of-the-art hospital will provide high-quality patient care services in 18 Specialities and 17 Super Specialities including Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Urology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Endocrinology, Burns & Plastic Surgery. The Institute will have an Intensive Care Unit, Emergency & Trauma Unit, 20 Modular Operation Theatres, Diagnostic Laboratories, Blood Bank, Pharmacy etc. The Hospital will also leverage Digital Health Infrastructure to reach out to far-flung areas of the region.

New terminal building at Jammu airport

Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for a new terminal building at Jammu Airport. To be spread over a 40,000 sqm area, the new terminal building will be equipped with modern facilities catering to about 2000 passengers during peak hours. The new terminal building will be environment friendly and will be built such that it showcases the local culture of the region. It will strengthen air connectivity, boost tourism and trade and accelerate economic growth of the region.

Rail projects

Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation various rail projects in Jammu & Kashmir including the new rail line between Banihal-Khari-Sumber-Sangaldan (48 Km) and the newly electrified Baramulla-Sringar-Banihal-Sangaldan section (185.66 Km). Prime Minister will also flag off the first Electric Train in the valley and also train service between Sangaldan station & Baramulla station.

The commissioning of the Banihal-Khari-Sumber-Sangaldan section is significant as it features the usage of Ballast Less Track (BLT) all along the route providing a better riding experience to the passengers. Also, India’s longest transportation tunnel T-50 (12.77 Km) lies in this portion between Khari-Sumber. The rail projects will improve connectivity, ensure environmental sustainability and boost the overall economic development of the region.

Road projects

During the programme, Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of important road projects including two packages (44.22 KM) of Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway connecting Jammu to Katra; Phase two for four-laning of Srinagar Ring Road; five packages for upgrading the 161 km long Srinagar-Baramulla-Uri stretch of NH-01; and the construction of Kulgam Bypass & Pulwama bypass on NH-444.

The two packages of the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway, once completed will facilitate the visit of pilgrims to the holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi, and will also boost economic development in the region; Phase two for four-laning of the Srinagar Ring Road involves upgrading the existing Sumbal-Wayul NH-1. This brownfield project of length 24.7 Km, will reduce the traffic congestion in and around Srinagar city. It will improve connectivity to popular tourist destinations like Manasbal Lake and Kheer Bhawani Temple, and also reduce travel time to Leh, Ladakh; The project for the upgradation of the 161 km long Srinagar-Baramulla-Uri stretch of NH-01, is of strategic importance. It will also boost the economic development of Baramulla & Uri; Kulgam Bypass & Pulwama bypass on NH-444 connecting Qazigund – Kulgam – Shopian – Pulwama – Badgam – Srinagar will also boost road infrastructure in the region.

CUF petroleum depot

Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for a project to develop the CUF (Common User Facility) Petroleum depot at Jammu. The state-of-the-art fully automated depot which will be developed at a cost of about Rs 677 crore, will have a storage capacity of about 100000 KL for storing Motor Spirit (MS), High-Speed Diesel (HSD), Superior Kerosene Oil (SKO), Aviation Turbine fuel (ATF), Ethanol, Biodiesel and winter grade HSD.

Other projects

Prime Minister will also inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of several development projects worth more than Rs 3150 crore for strengthening the civic infrastructure and provisioning of public facilities across Jammu and Kashmir. The projects to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister include Road projects & Bridges; Grid Stations, receiving stations transmission line Projects; Common Effluent Treatment Plants and Sewage Treatment Plants; Several Degree College buildings; an Intelligent Traffic Management system in Srinagar city; Modern Narwal Fruit Mandi; Drug Testing Laboratory at Kathua; and Transit accommodation – 224 flats at Ganderbal and Kupwara. The projects whose foundation stone will be laid include the development of five new Industrial Estates across Jammu and Kashmir; Data Centre/ Disaster Recovery Centre for Integrated Command and Control Centre of Jammu Smart City; Up-gradation of Transport Nagar at Parimpora Srinagar; Up-gradation of 62 road projects and 42 bridges and project for development of transit accommodation – 2816 flats at nine locations in districts Anantnag, Kulgam, Kupwara, Shopian & Pulwama, among others—(KNO)

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