The Prime Minister has laid the foundation stones of multiple rail and road infrastructure projects involving ₹27,000 crores.
The projects include the construction work on Bengaluru Suburban rail project (BSRP) connecting the city with suburbs and satellite townships at ₹15,700 crore with four corridors of 148 km.
He also laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Bengaluru Cantt and Yesvantpur Junction railway stations at ₹500 crore and ₹375 crore, respectively and launched 100% electrification of the Konkan railway line (about 740 Kms) from Roha (Maharashtra) to Thokur (Karnataka) by flagging of Electric trains from Udupi, Madagaon and Ratnagiri.
He also launched work on the two sections of the Bengaluru Ring Road project involving an investment of ₹2,280 crore, which will reduce traffic congestion in Bengaluru.
Another project that was launched includes six laning of Nelamangala-Tumkur section of NH-48 & widening of Punjalkatte-Charmadi section of NH-73.
Work on the ₹1800 crore Multi-Modal Logistics Park at Muddalinganahalli was also initiated. On completion, it will help in lowering the transportation, handling and secondary freight costs.