Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking his infrastructure push to the next level from Anjar in Kutch. He inaugurated the Mundra LNG terminal that has been developed in keeping with his emphasis on clean energy.
Gujarat is fast emerging as an LNG hub. Developed by GSPC LNG Ltd the terminal has a capacity of 5 million tonnes per annum and has been built at a cost of Rs 5041 cr. It is connected to a high pressure transmission grid that ensures LNG reaches the end user directly.
The LNG terminal is a boon for industry and commerce as well as domestic users. Prime Minister said that with changing times, a gas economy is a must.
Prime Minister also inaugurated the the Anjar-Mundra Pipeline Project and the Palanpur-Pali-Barmer pipeline project. This natural-gas pipeline has been laid by Gujarat State Petronet between the Mundra port and Anjar. 67-kms long it has been built at a cost of Rs 375 crore. Every corner of the country is now on the gas grid.
Dedicating three 66 KV electric sub-stations in Gujarat to the nation, Prime Minister said we cannot alleviate poverty if we are energy poor. A strong energy sector is needed for the growth of any country.
Next it was the turn of Smart city Rajkot. Prime Minister inaugurated Rajkot eye way a project of an extensive network of CCTV cameras for electronic surveillance in the city. He also laid the foundation stone for several projects under the Swacch Rajkot initiative.
Taking the housing for all promise further, Prime Minister Modi also dedicated SMART houses built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. He then participated in e-Grupravesh of 5 beneficiaries.
All this is aimed at meeting the rising aspirations of the people and bringing qualitative changes in the lives of the common citizen of India.