Sonia Gandhi inaugurates projects in Rae Bareli



Rae Bareli: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday inaugurated various projects, including road schemes under PMGSY, and heard problems of citizens of her Rae Bareli parliamentary constituency.

On the second day of her three-day visit to the constituency, Gandhi performed rituals and inaugurated 10 road projects covering a distance of 32.165 km constructed under PMGSY at a cost of Rs 10.58 crores at Bela Tikari village.

Prior to this, the Congress chief attended a function organised at Kajjiyana village by UCO bank in association with Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojna to disburse loan among self-help groups (SHGs).

During the function, she distributed cheques of Rs 2.5 lakh each provided by the bank at an interest rate of four per cent among the SHGs.

She also handed over cheques of Rs 2.5 lakh each for Kajjiyana and Khalispur for solar energy programme. These villages have been adopted by the UCO bank.

Gandhi, who inaugurated mobile service of the bank, also distributed sports kits to both the villages.

In the morning, she met local residents and party workers at NTPC guest house and heard their problems.

She toured nearly one dozen villages, including Chichamau, Maharani ka Purwa, Khajuri, Tikari Ghazipur and Daulat ka Purwa and interacted with the villagers during her whirlwind tour, party sources said.

"People apprised Gandhi of their problems, including erratic power supply and shortage of potable water," they said.

PTI