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PM Modi inaugurates 3 key projects in Gujarat; all you need to know

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three major projects in his home state Gujarat on Saturday. The Prime Minister said that these projects will have a "transformative impact in the lives of the people of Gujarat".

He virtually inaugurated the Paediatric Heart Hospital, which is attached with the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre in Gujarat.

The UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology is undergoing expansion at the cost of Rs 470 crores. The number of beds will increase from 450 to 1251 after the completion of the expansion project. 

The institute will also become the biggest single super speciality cardiac teaching institute in the country and one of the biggest single super speciality cardiac hospitals in the world.

Apart from that, PM Modi inaugurated the 2,320 metres long ropeway at Girnar in Gujarat. It has a capacity of carrying 1,000 passengers every hour.

Initially, there will be 25-30 cabins, with a capacity of 8 people per cabin. A distance of 2.3 km will now be covered in just 7.5 minutes through the ropeway.

In addition to this, the ropeway will also provide a scenic view of the lush green beauty surrounding the Girnar mountain.

Aiming to provide day-time power supply for the irrigation to farmers, PM Modi also launched the 'Kisan Suryodaya Yojana' for the farmers in the state.

To provide day-time power supply for irrigation to farmers, the Gujarat Government under Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had recently announced the Kisan Suryodaya Yojana.

Under this scheme, farmers will be able to avail power supply from 5 AM to 9 PM. The state government has allocated a budget of Rs 3,500 crores for installing transmission infrastructure under this scheme by 2023.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and other Ministers, officials joined the inauguration event via video conferencing.

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