Narendra Modi in Gujarat highlights: PM says development priority, important decisions on economic reform will continue

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Narendra Modi in Gujarat highlights: PM says development priority, important decisions on economic reform will continue
  • 19:26 (IST)

    Modi's public meetings in Gujarat are a flop, Congress in-charge of MP Deepak Babaria says

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public meetings in Gujarat are a flop and are witnessing a poor turnout, said Congress in-charge of the Madhya Pradesh unit Deepak Babaria here on Sunday.

    The Congress, meanwhile, is getting support from many communities like Patels, Dalits and the backward class, Babaria told the media when asked about Modi's visit to poll-bound Gujarat.

  • 19:02 (IST)

    Glimpses of the Ghogha-Dahej ferry service

  • 19:00 (IST)

    Modi boards the flight for New Delhi

  • 18:47 (IST)

    Post roadshow, Narendra Modi leaves for New Delhi

  • 18:43 (IST)

    Watch Narendra Modi on his road show

  • 18:32 (IST)

    Crowd cheers "Modi, Modi" as PM launches road show

  • 18:19 (IST)

    Narendra Modi's road show begins in Vadodara

  • 18:10 (IST)

    PM interacts with students on board the ferry

  • 18:08 (IST)

    On Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary on 31 October, we want India to participate in Run For Unity, says PM

  • 17:59 (IST)

    PM says important decisions regarding economic reform will continue

  • 17:53 (IST)

    BJP govt is clear on its focus on development, says Modi

  • 17:52 (IST)

    Those who survived because of recounting, have no right to question EC

    Modi slams Congress, says those who survived because of recounting have no right to question the Election Commission. Why are they asking EC about me visiting Gujarat after Diwali

  • 17:48 (IST)

    'Not a single penny for states that do not take up development'

  • 17:44 (IST)

    After we came to power, 80 percent houses received water in kitchen from taps, says Modi

  • 17:39 (IST)

    I have taken the responsibility of providing electricity to all households in the country by 2019, says Modi

  • 17:34 (IST)

    Modi says 3,600 crore projects have been either flagged off or foundation has been laid

  • 17:30 (IST)

    Narendra Modi starts addressing the gathering at Vadodara

  • 17:26 (IST)

    PM Modi lays foundation stone of flyover from Genda circle to Manisha Chowkdy

  • 17:18 (IST)

    PM Modi lays foundation stone of flyover from Genda circle to Manisha Chowkdy

  • 16:48 (IST)

    PM Modi to dedicate multiple development projects to the nation in Vadodara

    Modi will dedicate to people a Rs 100 crore city command and control centre in Badamadi Garden, Rs 125-crore Janmahal city transport hub and multi-level parking (under PPP), a Rs 160 crore multi-modal city transport hub, Rs 267 crore waste-to-energy processing plant.

    The other projects are a Rs 166 crore water treatment plant, two flyovers collectively worth Rs 265 crore, a Rs 55 crore deer safari park, and a Rs 6 crore veterinary hospital.

  • 16:33 (IST)

    PM Modi arrives in Vadodara, to address public gathering soon 

    The prime minister arrived in Vadodara, where he is scheduled to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for projects worth over Rs 1,140 crore. 

  • 16:25 (IST)

    National waterway will be more than 17,000 km long: Modi

    ​The prime minister said that national waterway project will be more than 17,000 km long and will be a revolutionary project for the fishermen in Gujarat. He said that inter-state waterway and coastal transport services will be integrated in the future. The prime minister said that under Gujarat government, development project were picking speed.

  • 16:05 (IST)

    When I was chief minster, I faced hostility from central Government: Modi

    Prime minister Narendra Modi while addressing a gathering at Ghogha in Bhavnagar said, "From Vapi to Mandvi in Kutch, they (the UPA government) had banned development in the entire coastal area of Gujarat. They had threatened to lock all our industries in the name of environment." He said this had changed since he took power in Delhi. 

    "It seems implementation of all good works are my luck. Changes don't come from cliched attitude but by new thinking. We changed the way of thinking," Modi said. 

  • 15:57 (IST)

    Economy moving in right direction: PM Modi

    Prime minister Narendra Modi at a rally in Dahej said that after all hardcore reforms, economy is on track and moving in right direction. He claimed that many economists agree that the fundamentals of economy are strong. "We have taken tough decisions for the economy and will continue to do so while maintaining financial stability," Mosdi said. 

  • 15:44 (IST)

    Our vision is ports for prosperity: Modi

    The prime minister said that India needs better ports and more ports.  Stating that the ports were vital organs of the nation, Modi said, 'Ports for Prosperity is our mantra'. 

  • 15:41 (IST)

    Modi said economy is on the right track

    The prime minister said defended demonetisation and GST and said the his government would keep working for the people. He said that GST ushered in a new culture of business in the country. 

  • 15:30 (IST)

    Modi says government is committed to fair and transparent economy  

    The prime minister said that Blue Economy will become a separate medium of new India in energy, mining and tourism sectors. 

  • 15:25 (IST)

    Prime minister says demonetisation helped kick-start important initiatives

    Modi said that demonetisation helped kick-start important initiatives like Swachchata Abhiyaan. He added that the governmet's focus is on the blue economy. "We see the blue economy as integral to our vision of a new India," Modi said. 

  • 15:20 (IST)

    Modi says govt will invest Rs 8 lakh crore in Sagar mala project 

    The prime minister said that the Sagar Mala project alone will provide around 1 crore jobs. He said that without proper connectivity, the economic development of a nation slows down. "Keeping this in mind, we are focussing on ports infrastructure," said the PM. He said that full support will be given by the Centre to further the Ro-Ro ferry service.

  • 15:13 (IST)

    Modi says government taking initiatives to boost waterways in the country

    The prime minister said that we can reduce the cost of logistics by promoting water transport. He added that Ghogha-Dahej ferry service will start a new chapter in coastal tourism. 

  • 15:11 (IST)

    Modi says Ro-Ro ferry will bring people closer

    "We can fulfil the dream of new India. Everyone saw the importance of strengthening hydro power," said Modi. He added that the government has  moved a step towards fulfilling people's dreams. 

    "We can fulfil the dream of new India... everyone saw the importance of strengthening hydro power. We have moved a step towards fulfilling their dreams.

  • 15:05 (IST)

    PM Modi arrives in Dahej aboard RO-RO ferry from Ghogha

    The prime minister arrived in Dahej and interacted with school children. Modi slammed previous governments for ignoring waterways 

  • 14:45 (IST)

  • 14:37 (IST)

    Narendra Modi, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani take first ride in Ro-Ro ferry

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani took  the first ride in Ro-Ro ferry from Ghogha in Bhavnagar district to Dahej in Bharuch accompanied by school children.  

  • 14:14 (IST)

    Modi says he cleared the ferry service project as Gujarat chief minister

    The prime minister said that the the history of human civilisation illustrates the vitality of rivers and maritime trade. He said that the project is to  bring back to life Gujarat's glorious past. "This is also a unique project as the state government has used the latest technology to make this ferry service possible," Modi said.

  • 14:10 (IST)

    Ro-Ro ferry service in Ghogha is first of its kind in South-East Asia, says Modi

    PM Modi said that Ghogha-Dahej ferry service will be connected to Hazira, Pipavav, Jaffarabad and Daman-Diu. "This is the first of its kind project not only in India but also in South-East Asia," Modi said at the rally which comes ahead of the Assembly polls in the state.

  • 13:07 (IST)

    Modi concludes his speech at Ro-Ro ferry service launch in Ghogha 

    The prime minister said that the ferry service will usher in an era of economic and financial development in Gujarat. He added that the government would provide modern long liner trawlers to fishermen. 

  • 12:50 (IST)

    Modi said that the government is aiming to make transport sector integrated and state of the art

    The prime minister said that around one crore new jobs wil be created in trasport sector. 

  • 12:46 (IST)

    PM Modi says government planning to link other places also through ferries

    The Prime minister said that the Ro-Ro ferry service in Ghogha will not be restricted to one route. He said that UPA government stalled number of projects in Gujarat. Modi said the NDA government changed the policies after coming to power. 

  • 12:41 (IST)

    Government planning to build Maritime University and maritime museum in Lothal

    Prime minister Narendra Modi said that government is planning to build Maritime University and maritime museum in Lothal. "Gujarat is the land of Lothal. How can we forget these aspects of our history," Modi said. He said that government took steps in developing coastal infrastructure. 

  • 12:37 (IST)

    Modi says Centre tried to stall development projects in Gujarat when he was chief minister 

    The prime minister said thart over the last three years the NDA government has given importance to the development of Gujarat. He added that Gujarat is blessed with a long coastline and there is need to harness opportunities arising due to this. 

  • 12:34 (IST)

    PM says Ro-Ro ferry serivice is dream come true for people of Gujarat

    The prime minister said that Ro-Ro ferry project will benefit a lot of citizens. He said that the project will save lots of time and petrol. Modi said that the service will connect Saurashtra and South Gujarat. 

  • 12:23 (IST)

    PM Modi urges people to explore opportunities in animal husbandry

    The prime minister said that the government has given immense importance over the last two decades to dairy sector. 

  • 12:17 (IST)

    PM Modi addresses gathering at Ghogha 

    Modi wishes everyone a happy new year at the launch of RO-RO ferry service. Prime Minister said that the project has vital importance for the entire nation. 

  • 12:07 (IST)

    The Ro-RO ferry service to reduce travel time between Ghogha and Dahej

    The service will reduces the distance between the two towns from 310 kilometres by road to 30 kilometres. 

  • 11:53 (IST)

    Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani addresses gathering at Ghogha

    ​Rupani said that Gujarat is at no 1 when it comes to FDI, small scale industry development, milk production and cotton production. 

  • 11:46 (IST)

    PM Modi shares stage with Gujarat chief Minister Vijay Rupani and deputy chief minister Nitin Patel

    Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping, is now addressing the gathering at Ghogha

  • 11:39 (IST)

    PM Modi arrives at Ghogha in Bhavnagar district

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached the inauguration venue at Ghogha in Bhavnagar district to launch the Ro Ro ferry service. The PM will be launching several development projects in Gujarat today.

  • 11:16 (IST)

    PM Modi will lay foundation stone of two pipeline projects of HPCL at Vadodara

    PM Modi will launch several projects in Vadodara including capacity expansion of Mundra-Delhi petroleum product pipeline, greenfield marketing terminal project of HPCL.

  • 11:11 (IST)

    PM Modi arrives in Bhavnagar; Chief Minister Vijay Rupani greets 

    Prime Minisrer Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived in Bhavnagar as Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani and deputy CM Nitin Patel greeted him. 

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit poll-bound Gujarat on Sunday for the third time in October, where he will inaugurate and lay foundation stones for a number of projects in Bhavnagar and Vadodara districts.

Modi will inaugurate the first phase of the Rs 615 crore roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) ferry service between Ghogha in Bhavnagar district and Dahej in Bharuch in the Gulf of Cambay.

The prime minister had called the ferry service his "dream project" while addressing a gathering at Gandhinagar on Monday.

He will address a gathering in Ghogha and undertake a journey to Dahej from Ghogha on the ferry. From Dahej, he will leave for Vadodara, where he is scheduled to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for projects worth over Rs 1,140 crore.

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

Ajay Bhadoo, Chief Executive Officer of Gujarat Maritime Board, which is executing the ro-ro project, said the first phase of the service to be inaugurated by Modi on Sunday is meant for passengers.

In the second phase, which would be ready in two months, cars can also be carried between the two towns. "It is a complex project which involves complicated marine structure of the Gulf of Cambay, on which it is built. The service reduces the distance between the two towns from 310 kilometres by road to 30 kilometres which can be covered in 1 hour," Bhadoo said.

Modi had laid the foundation stone for the project in January 2012, when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. In Vadodara, Modi will eight different projects worth Rs 1,140 crore.

Vadodara municipal commissioner Vinod Rao said Modi will dedicate to people a Rs 100 crore city command and control centre in Badamadi Garden, Rs 125-crore Janmahal city transport hub and multi-level parking (under PPP), a Rs 160 crore multi-modal city transport hub, Rs 267 crore waste-to-energy processing plant.

The other projects are a Rs 166 crore water treatment plant, two flyovers collectively worth Rs 265 crore, a Rs 55 crore deer safari park, and a Rs 6 crore veterinary hospital.

He will also address people at Navlakhi compound in Vadodara. Modi had last visited Vadodara, a constituency from where he contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election and won by a record margin, on 22 October last year to inaugurate a new airport terminal building and distribute assistance devices to the divyangjan (specially-abled) people.

The prime minister had visited Gujarat on Monday this week, when he addressed the BJP workers at a rally in Gandhinagar.

Prior to that, Modi had visited his home town Vadnagar on 8 October and also inaugurated and laid foundation stones of various projects in Rajkot, Vadnagar, Gandhinagar, and Bharuch.

He has been frequently visiting the state, which goes to polls in December 2017.


Published Date: Oct 22, 2017 07:14 pm | Updated Date: Oct 22, 2017 07:26 pm


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