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PM Modi to lay foundation stone of multiple development projects in Punjab on 5 Jan | Daily Current Affairs Dose

PM Modi to lay foundation stone of multiple development projects in Punjab on 5 Jan | Daily Current Affairs Dose

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PM Modi to lay foundation stone of multiple development projects in Punjab on 5 Jan | Daily Current Affairs Dose

Punjab Assembly Elections 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Ferozepur, Punjab on 5th January, 2022 and will lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than Rs 42,750 crore. 

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These projects include Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway; four laning of Amritsar – Una section; Mukerian - Talwara New Broad Gauge railway line; PGI Satellite Centre at Ferozepur and two new medical colleges at Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur.

Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway

The 669 kilometre long Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway will be developed at a total cost of about Rs 39,500 crore. It will halve travel time from Delhi to Amritsar and Delhi to Katra. The Greenfield Expressway will connect key Sikh religious sites at Sultanpur Lodhi, Goindwal Sahib, Khadoor Sahib, Tarn Taran and the holy Hindu shrine of Vaishno Devi in Katra. 

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The Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway will also connect key economic centres like Ambala Chandigarh, Mohali,Sangrur, Patiala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Kathua and Samba in the three states/UTs of Haryana, Chandigarh, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir.

4 lane upgradation of Amritsar – Una section

The four-laning of Amritsar – Una section will be done at the cost of around 1700 crore. The 77 kilometre long section is part of the larger Amritsar to Bhota corridor spanning across the longitudinal expanse of Northern Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, connecting four major national highways, namely Amritsar-Bhatinda-Jamnagar Economic Corridor, Delhi–Amritsar–Katra Expressway, North-South Corridor and Kangra-Hamirpur-Bilaspur-Shimla Corridor.

Foundation stone of strategic Mukerian - Talwara new Broad Gauge rail line

Prime Minister Modi will lay the foundation stone of a new Broad Gauge railway line between Mukerian and Talwara of around 27 Km in length, to be built at a cost of over Rs 410 crore. The railway line will be an extension of Nangal Dam-Daulatpur Chowk railway section. It will provide an all - weathered means of transportation in the area. This project also holds strategic importance as it will serve as an alternative route to Jammu and Kashmir, joining the existing Jalandhar-Jammu Railway line at Mukerian.

Foundation stone of PGI Satellite Centre at Ferozepur 

The 100 Bedded PGI Satellite Centre at Ferozepur, will be built at a cost of more than Rs 490 crore. It will provide services in 10 specialities including Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, ENT and Psychiatry-Drug De-addiction. The satellite centre will provide world class medical facilities at Ferozepur and the nearby areas.

Two medical colleges at Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur to be laid

Two Medical colleges at Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur will be developed at a cost of around Rs 325 crore each and with a capacity of about 100 seats. These colleges have been approved in Phase-III of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme ‘Establishment of new medical colleges attached with district/ referral hospitals’. A total of three Medical Colleges have been approved for Punjab under this Scheme.

Important facts for upcoming exams from the above Current Affairs Topic

  • Capital city of Punjab: Chandigarh
  • Largest city of Punjab: Ludhiana
  • Total Districts in Punjab: 22
  • Governor of Punjab: Banwarilal Purohit
  • Chief Minister of Punjab: Charanjit Singh Channi (INC)
  • Total Assembly Constituencies in Punjab: Unicameral (117 seats)
  • Total Parliamentary constituency in Punjab: Lok Sabha (13 seats) & Rajya Sabha (7 seats)
  • High Court: Punjab and Haryana High Court
  • Total Population of Punjab (2011): 27,743,338
  • Literacy in Punjab (2011): 76.68%
  • Official language of Punjab: Punjabi

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