PM Modi: Several historically and culturally significant locations, including Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal, will be visited by French President Macron and Prime Minister Modi. On Thursday, in the Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to dedicate and open many development projects valued at over ₹19,100 crore. Subsequently, he will go to Jaipur to see French President Emmanuel Macron, who is the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations.
In the initial phase of his trip, Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the 173 km long electrified double-line section connecting New Khurja to New Rewari on the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC). This segment features a unique one-kilometer-long rail tunnel with elevated electrification, marking a global first. The development is anticipated to improve connectivity between the Western and Eastern DFCs, optimizing the functioning of both freight and passenger trains by redirecting goods trains onto the DFC track. Prime Minister Modi will also open the fourth line, which connects Mathura to Palwal and Chipiyana Buzurg to Dadri, in an effort to improve rail connectivity between the national capital and Southern, Western, and Eastern India.
PM Modi will greet French President Macron in Jaipur and begin development projects in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh.
The road sector will receive a big boost with the start of several critical projects, including the Aligarh to Bhadwas four-laning work Package-1, the widening of the Meerut to Karnal border via Shamli, and the four-laning of the Shamli-Muzaffarnagar segment. Prime Minister Modi will dedicate Indian Oil’s ₹700 crore Tundla-Gawaria Pipeline, a 255-kilometer pipeline designed to efficiently transport petroleum products. The pipeline project will simplify the transfer of petroleum products from Tundla to the Barauni-Kanpur Pipeline’s Gawaria T-Point.
The inauguration of development projects in Bulandshahr is also viewed as the beginning of PM Modi’s electoral campaign for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Following that, Prime Minister Modi will proceed to Jaipur to extend a welcome to French President Emmanuel Macron. Together, they will explore several culturally and historically significant sites in the city, including the renowned Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal.
Macron is the fifth French president to be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day, succeeding François Hollande (2016), Nicolas Sarkozy (2008), Jacques Chirac (1998), Valery Giscard d’Estaing (1980), and Jacques Chirac as PM (1976).