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PM Modi Dedicated 4 Projects to West Bengal

Published on February 08, 2021
Current Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated 4 major projects to West Bengal during his visit to Haldia in West Bengal.
PM Modi Dedicated 4 Projects to West Bengal
  • The 4 projects are related to: National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), Gas Authority of India (GAIL) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL).
  • The total costing of the projects is Rs 4700 crore.
  • The projects are titled as: (a) Catalytic-Isodewaxing Unit (b) BPCL's new LPG terminal (c) GAIL’s 347-km-long Dobhi-Durgapur pipeline (d) NHAI’s four-lane road overbridge cum flyover.
    • (a) Catalytic-Isodewaxing Unit: The foundation stone for this unit was laid at the IOCL’s Haldia refinery. This project will be an import substitution project. This unit will be generating base oil which is mostly imported. The cost for setting up this unit is Rs 1019 crore and will be completed by April 2023.
    • (b) BPCL's new LPG terminal: This will fulfil the growing demand of the eastern region. It will be built at the cost of Rs 1100 crore and will be having a nameplate capacity of one million tonnes per annum.
    • (c) GAIL’s 347-km-long Dobhi-Durgapur pipeline: This is the part of Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project. The pipeline will be constructed at the cost of Rs 2400 crore. It will provide natural gas to Sindri fertiliser plant and Matix fertiliser plant at Durgapur.
    • (d) NHAI’s four-lane road overbridge cum flyover: It will be constructed with the funds of Rs 190 crore at Ranichak in Haldia for seamless traffic movement at Haldia port gate.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee
    • Governor of West Bengal: Jagdeep Dhankhar

Question: 

Q.1 At the cost of how many Rupees, PM Modi dedicated major projects to West Bengal during his visit to Haldia in West Bengal?
a. Rs 5800 crore
b. Rs 4700 crore
c. Rs 2200 crore
d. Rs 6200 crore
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