Baripada: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited Baripada in Mayurbhanj district and launched a slew of projects worth over Rs 4,500 crore under Purvodaya Mission.
He dedicated IOCL’s Balasore-Haldia-Durgapur section of Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur LPG Pipeline, doubling of Naranpur-Basantpur and Chilikidara-Sagadapata Railway line and Multi modal Logistics Park (MMLP) at Balasore to the nation during a programme held at Baripada Govt High School Ground.
He flagged off the second passenger train from Tatanagar to Badampahad.
The PM laid the foundation stone of four laning of 43.2 km Rimuli-Koida section of NH-215, 104.2 km Singara-Binjabahal section of NH-6 and 53.2 km Koida-Rajmunda section of NH-215.
Besides, other projects include restoration o,f the ancient fort at Haripurgarh, Rasikaray Temple in Mayurbhanj district, post office passport seva kendras at Bhadrak, Cuttack, Jajpur, Aska, Keonjhar and Dhenkanal were also inaugurated during the programme.
Earlier in the day, he had visited Jharkhand.
Notably, it was Modi’s first visit to Odisha in 2019 ahead of polls and second to the State just a less than two weeks.
During his previous visit to the State on Dec 24, he had launched a basket of projects including a new campus of IIT-Bhubaneswar and laid the foundation stone of IISER in Berhampur.