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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates the Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project in J&K

  • Prime Minister Narendra madi has inaugurated the ambitious 330 MW run-of-the-river Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project in Jammu & Kashmir. State Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti was also present during the inauguration.

    In his inaugural address, Narendra Modi mentioned thanked the people of Jammu & Kashmir for their love and affection. "This is also a good coincident that we all have come together here during the holy month of Ramzaan. Today, I feel blessed to dedicate the Kishanganga Hydropower project to the nation. This project is ready to add to the developments of Jammu and Kashmir. I congratulate all of you on this occasion," he added.

    Talking about the Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project, Modi said, "This project will not only give free but enough electricity to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Presently, the amount of electricity the state needs, most part of it is given by others parts of the country. This 330 MW project will be helpful in reducing the problem of electricity to a large extent."

    Narendra Modi also inaugurated the 14 km long Zojila tunnel-- India’s longest road tunnel and Asia's longest bi-directional tunnel, today.