The face of Jammu and Kashmir will change in the next 25 years: Narendra Modi
Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated projects worth Rs 20,000 crore in Jammu and Kashmir. Inaugurating the projects, Modi said that Jammu and Kashmir was becoming a new model in terms of development and democracy. He said many unprecedented central laws were enacted to empower the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for the 850 MW Rattle Hydroelectric Project and the 540 MW Quar Hydroelectric Project on the Chenab River in Kishtwar district. The Prime Minister also inaugurated the Banihal-Khasigund road tunnel, which was constructed at a cost of Rs 3,100 crore. The 8.45 km long tunnel will reduce the road distance between Banihal and Khasigand by 16 km and reduce the travel time by one and a half hours. Modi also laid the foundation stone of the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway.
This is Modi’s first official visit to Jammu and Kashmir since the cancellation of his special status.
Modi said the future of opportunities for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir would be assured and the problems and crises faced by their predecessors would not reach them no matter what. Democracy has reached the grassroots. The people of Jammu and Kashmir have been denied the three-tier panchayat raj system for years. We have implemented all the central laws in Jammu and Kashmir to empower the people. Those who have been denied the benefit of reservation here for years have regained those rights. Narendra Modi said that the face of Jammu and Kashmir will change in the next 25 years.
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