Narendra Modi arrives at Champaran Satyagraha's centenary celebrations


Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Tuesday to attend the concluding ceremony of the Champaran Satyagraha's of centenary celebrations in Motihari.

Various functions have been organised.

In addition the PM will also lay the foundation for the doubling of railway lines of Muzaffarpur-Sugauli-Valmikinagar division & various other development projects.

The Prime Minister lauded Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi for the success of the Swachh Bharat Mission in the state. One of the projects will include a 376.12-km sewer network in Saidpur and Pahari sewerage zones.

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Modi will dedicate to the nation a locomotive developed at the Electric Locomotive Factory, a collaboration between India and France, in Madhepura.

Eleven projects worth over Rs 3,000 crore have been sanctioned in Bihar to stop the flow of untreated water from homes and factories to the Ganga, the PMO Twitter handle quoted Modi as saying.

On the 100th anniversary of Champaran Satyagraha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Motihari on Tuesday to address "Swachchh Bharat Mission" volunteers.

The heavy-haulage locos, with a maximum speed of 110 km per hour, will help de-congest saturated routes by improving the speed and carrying capacity of freight trains. The railways has set a target of manufacturing 800 locos (five assembled and 795 manufactured) over a period of 11 years.

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The train, which is a part of the Make in India project, is the nation's first all-electric high-speed locomotive with a 12,000 horsepower engine, reported NDTV.

The rolling out of the first locomotive on April 10 will be followed by four more locos in the current fiscal.

The cost of the project would be Rs 882 crores.

This section of NH-2 is part of the Delhi- Kolkata section of the Golden Quadrilateral.

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