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Prime Minister will inaugurate a slew of projects worth over Rs 4,500 crore during his visit to Baripada

Bhubaneswar:3/1/19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a slew of projects worth over Rs 4,500 crore during his visit to Odisha’s Baripada on January 5.

The Prime Minister will inaugurate several projects including four laning of key NHs, inauguration of a section of IOCL LPG Pipeline, doubling of a key railway line and flagging off a new passenger train.

Modi would also lay foundation stone for four laning of 43.2 km Rimuli-Koida section of NH-215, 104.2 km Singara-Binjabahal section of NH-6 and 53.2 km Koida-Rajmunda section of NH-215.

He would also dedicate the Balasore-Haldia-Durgapur section of Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur LPG Pipeline of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) being built at a cost of Rs. 1,080 crores.

The 513 KM Balasore-Haldia-Durgapur section is the first LPG pipeline laid by the Indian Oil Corporation Limited in Eastern India. The 670 KM Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur line has been built at a cost of Rs. 1,330 crores and will ensure uninterrupted supply to Odisha and neighboring states.

The pipeline traverses 240 KM in Odisha and passes through the districts of Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak and Balasore in the state. The pipeline traverses 430 Km through West Bengal and passes through the districts of Purbi Mednapur, Bardhwan, Hooghly and Howrah in the state.

Capacity of Paradip-Haldia and Haldia-Durgapur section of the pipeline is 1.1 MMTPA and 1.3 MMTPA respectively.

The Prime Minister would also inaugurate doubling of Naranpur-Basantpur and Chillikidara-Sagadapata line that will connect mineral rich Keonjhar and Jajpur districts. He will also and flag off a passenger train from Tatanagar to Badampahar.

The other projects to be inaugurated by the PM include Multi modal Logistics Park (MMLP) at Balasore and conservation and restoration and conservation of a historical site of Haripurgarh in Mayurbhanj and new Passport Sewa Kendras at Bhadrak, Cuttack, Jajpur, Aska, Keonjhar and Dhenkanal.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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