Modi, Nitish To Share Dais For First Time After Patch-Up

Modi, Nitish To Share Dais For First Time After Patch-Up

Modi's Bihar visit – many infrastructure development may start

"Considering the existing treatment capacity of the city and existing waste generation and (estimated) waste generation till 2035, a total of 11 projects under World Bank funding are sanctioned for six zones which will create a total of 350 MLD of STP capacity and will lay down 1140.26 km of sewerage network at a cost of Rs 3582.41crore", the statement said.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi, while attending centenary celebrations of Patna University, said that the Centre and the Nitish Government will do everything possible for growth of Bihar. The Centre's largesse comes barely 75 days after Nitish Kumar formed his Government here with the help of BJP-led NDA.

Later in the day, the prime minister is also expected to lay the foundation stones for several projects, including four sewerage projects under the Namami Gange Programme and four national highway projects in Mokama area of Patna district.

This was for the first time that Nitish and Modi shared the dais here on Saturday after the JD (U) formed the Government in the State with BJP's support. "It's my responsibility to invite all students including alumni who are placed highly in bureaucracy and politically today", said the Vice-Chancellor of Patna University.

The centenary celebrations of the Patna University (PU) were attended by Modi along with Kumar.

Referring to demands for making Patna University a central university, Modi said it should strive to be among the globally-ranked varsity based on the competition and "this was many times ahead of being a central university".

In addition, foundation stone will also be laid for two lane construction of Maheshkhunt- Saharsa- Purnea section of NH 107 and Biharsharif- Barbigha- Mokama section of NH 82. He said roads bring prosperity and development.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday sought more road projects and bridges and direct road connectivity from the state to Varanasi. "The Centre attaches topmost importance to the development of eastern India", Modi said.

"We will provide an assistance of Rs 10,000 crore to 10 private universities and an equal number of government ones for a period of five years".

"They will be given Rs 10,000 crore in the next five years", Modi said, adding that there will be rigorous selection process.

Earlier, Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik and the chief minister among others welcomed the Prime Minister at the Patna airport from where he drove straight to the Patna Science College campus. Once again taking a jibe at the oppositions, Modi said that the other governments only made false promises as a part of their election campaigns and forget them as soon as they come to power.

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