PM Modi dedicates three petroleum sector projects in Bihar

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday dedicated three projects of the petroleum sector in Bihar to the nation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday dedicated three projects of the petroleum sector in Bihar to the nation.

The projects dedicated by Prime Minister, via video conferencing, include the Durgapur-Banka section of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur Pipeline Augmentation Project and two Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Bottling Plants.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said: "A few years ago, when the special package for Bihar was announced, a lot of focus was on infrastructure. I am happy that I had the pleasure to dedicate the Durgapur-Banka section of the pipeline related to this."

"1.5 years ago, I had the opportunity to lay the foundation stone for this project. The length of this section is around 200 kilometres. I am told that laying pipeline on this route was challenging," he said congratulating everyone related to the project.

The Prime Minister stated that the package for Bihar included 10 big projects related to the petroleum and gas sector.

"The package for Bihar had 10 big projects related to petroleum and gas. A total of Rs 21,000 crore had to be spent on these projects. Today, this is 7th project where work has been completed," he said while adding that country and Bihar are getting out of the phase where one generation used to see work getting started while other saw it getting completed.

PM Modi stressed that this identity, this work culture has to be strengthened and said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has a big role in this.

Highlighting that Eastern India, including Bihar, neither lacks capability nor has any lack of resources, the Prime Minister said: "Despite this, Bihar and Eastern India lagged behind in development for decades."

The Prime Minister emphasised there was a time when road connectivity, rail, air, internet connectivity were not a priority.(ANI)













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