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Modi flags off development projects in Karnataka

IANS  |  Hubballi (Karnataka) 

on Sunday evening unveiled various development projects in the of and in

Arriving from Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur in a special IAF aircraft, was received at the airport by R.V. Deshpande, officials and state Bharatiya Janata Party unit leaders.

Soon after reaching the venue at KLE Institutions in the city's outskirts, first remotely laid the foundation stone of the (IIT-Dharwad) campus and the (IIIT).

He then dedicated to the nation the city distribution project at and 1.5 million tonne Mangaluru and the 2.5 million tonne Padur strategic petroleum reserve facility (SPR) facility of the (ISPRL).

The also dedicated the doubling of 18-km-long Chikjajur-Mayakonda section railway line for passenger and freight services, and initiated the electrification work of the 346-km-long Hospeta-Hubballi-line in this region.

The doubling will increase capacity of this vital route connecting to via Hubballi, Belagavi, and Pune.

The electrification of the broad gauge will reduce and emission of greenhouse gases with lower diesel consumption.

Modi also witnessed the pravesh (house-warming) of 2,384 houses built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana at

Besides Deshpande, D.V. Sadananda Gowda, BJP's state unit leaders B.S. Yeddyurappa, Jagdish Shettar, Prahlad Joshi and Muralidhar Rai were present on the dais at the public function.

Sudha Murthy, who hails from Hubballi, was also present.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 20:04 IST
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