Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched projects worth Rs 993 crore for Kandla Port in Gujarat’s Kutch district.
He inaugurated the third pumping station on the Kutch branch of the Narmada canal network. This station will take water to Tappar dam in Anjar taluka. The taluka is located over 600 km from the river Narmada that flows through south Gujarat. He also inaugurated a convention centre which has been named after Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar as well.
“The Tappar Dam has been enhanced and we also welcome Narmada waters. We will see how water will transform lives here. We want to only focus on development and positive work that takes Gujarat to new heights,” said Modi.
The Prime Minister also suggested that Kandla Port Trust should be named after BJP-RSS ideologue Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay as this is his birth centenary year.
“This is the birth centenary year of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. He gave us a new philosophy for uplift of the poor. Today, as the country celebrates his birth centenary, I would like to make a suggestion to the Kandla Port Trust, Nitinji (Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping) and his department – why not name Kandla Port as the Deendayal Port Trust Kandla,” he said during his two-day visit to Gujarat.
The Prime Minister also inaugurated a tow cargo berth at Kandla Port, construction of a road over bridge, deployment of two mobile harbour cranes and mechanisation of fertiliser handling facility.