Foundation stones for 9 highway projects were laid down in Bihar by Prime Minister Modi via a video-conferencing event.
These projects are worth 14000 crores and have been initiated to accelerate development of infrastructure and economic activities in the state. The work of connecting all the villages in the state with optical fibre internet was also inaugurated by the PM which he said would be an important step towards ‘digital revolution’ in Bihar.
In the video conferencing event, Modi addressed the nation and said that with the launch of optical fibre network, the country has taken an important step towards empowering villages under the larger aim of Aatmanirbhar Bharat. He said that under this scheme, 6 lakh villages will be connected with optical fibre network in a period of 1000 days.
The Prime Minister lauded his government for the “unprecedented” scale at which infrastructure projects are being executed. This move will further strengthen the road connectivity of all major cities of Bihar, he said.
PM said that earlier highways, railroads, and airports were not connected but Bihar of the 21st century is moving ahead as the government is stressing on ‘multimodal’ connectivity. These projects have been announced at a time when Bihar is preparing itself for elections.