Assam all set for PM Modi’s visit


GUWAHATI: Assam is all set to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. Prime Minister will lay the Foundation Stone of two hospitals and launch ‘Asom Mala’, a programme for state highways and major district roads, at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District at around 11:45 AM on Sunday.

Following the visit, Assam Health, Education and Finance Minister Tweeted, “Dhekiajuli is ecstatic. It’s reverberating with joy & happiness, as people await the arrival of our beloved Prime Minister Sri
@narendramodi on Sunday, Feb 7. The historic city is forever in gratitude to Hon PM for his kind gesture of agreeing to visit here.”

In another Tweet, Dr. Sarma said, “Dhekiajuli is All Lit Up! Glowing star- Ahead of PM’s visit, these are lights of happiness & gratitude. People turn up in large numbers to say Thank You to their leader – Hon Prime Minister Sri
@narendramodi – by lighting a Diya, & what a magnificent sight this is. Hon PM, We’re Grateful.”

The programme ‘Asom Mala’, aimed at helping improve state highways and major district roads network in the State. It is unique for its emphasis on effective maintenance through continuous field data collection and its linkage with the Road Asset Management System. ‘Asom Mala’ will provide quality inter-linkage roads between the National Highways and the rural roads network as well as facilitate seamless multi-modal transportation. It will interconnect economic growth centers with transportation corridors and improve inter-state connectivity. Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal will be present on the occasion.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also lay the Foundation Stone of two medical colleges and hospitals, which are being set up at Biswanath and Charaideo, at a total estimated project cost of over Rs 1100 crore. Each hospital will have a 500-bed capacity and 100 MBBS seats. The increase in the number of medical colleges and hospitals will not only mitigate the shortage of doctors in the State but also make Assam a hub for tertiary care and medical education for the entire North-Eastern region.