After few days of the Chenani-Nashri tunnel inauguration in Kashmir. Now, Modi visited Jharkhand to inaugurate development projects that will enhance the state’s development journey. He laid the foundation stone of a Multi-Modal terminal and a four-lane bridge on the Ganga river in Jharkhand’s Sahibganj district. Multi-modal terminal is an important component of the development of the National Waterway-1 from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to Haldia in West Bengal and covers a distance of 1,390 km. The four-lane bridge on the Ganga river will be connecting Sahibganj, some 450 km from state capital Ranchi, to Manihari in Bihar’s Katihar district. PM Modi inaugurated the projects in the presence of Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari among others.
On April 2, 2017 he inaugurated India’s longest road tunnel and Asia’s longest bi-directional highway tunnel. It is 9.2 km long connecting Chenani in Udhampur district with Nashri in Ramban district. The Ministry of Road transport says the tunnel is a part of the 286 km long four-laning of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. This bi-directional highway tunnel took long period of time to be fully operated. PM Modi said this will brings more tourists to Jammu and Kashmir and also improves connectivity or mitigating climate change. He also praised those involved in the tunnel’s construction, particularly the Kashmiri youths who worked hard in realising the multi-crore project.
Commendable efforts by the youth of J&K in building the Chenani-Nashri Tunnel. They show the power of the stone & how it can develop J&K. pic.twitter.com/g5X0y9RYII
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 2, 2017
He said “Youth of Jammu and Kashmir worked very hard in the making of the Chenani-Nashri tunnel. I congratulate them for this. The money for this tunnel came from the government of India. But there is also the scent of sweat of Jammu and Kashmir’s youth in this tunnel,”.
And today while Speaking on the occasion of Multi Modal project inauguration, He said that “Our government has taken historic decision to develop waterways. It has taken the developing waterways as challenge. The Varanasi to Haldia waterways will be developed and open new door for development”. Further he added that “The waterways on the Ganga river will connect Jharkhand to the world. Jharkhand is a land-locked state but after developing waterways, it will get connected to the world and become part of economic revolution,”. It is believed that India is moving forward with all these development projects.