PM Narendra Modi to visit Jharkhand, lay foundation of multi-modal terminal on Ganga at Sahibganj today

Rural areas in Jharkhand will particularly benefit from the multi-modal terminal on the River Ganga.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Apr 06, 2017, 09:17 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi to visit Jharkhand, lay foundation of multi-modal terminal on Ganga at Sahibganj today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday visit Jharkhand and lay the foundation stone of a multi-modal terminal on the River Ganga.

The multi-modal terminal at Sahebganj is an important component of the development of the proposed National Waterway-1 from Varanasi to Haldia, the Prime Minister's Office said on Wednesday.

The state-of-the-art terminal will have a cargo handling capacity of 2.24 million tons per annum, it said.

Construction of the multi-modal terminal at Sahebganj will contribute to the creation of business and employment opportunities in Jharkhand, the PMO said.

Rural areas in Jharkhand will particularly benefit from this project, it added.

PM Modi will also inaugurate the Govindpur-Jamtara-Dumka-Sahebganj Highway.

During the visit, he will dedicate to the nation a Solar Power Facility at the Sahebganj District Court premises and Sahebganj District Hospital.

(With PTI inputs)