Modi LIVE: "Our country will reach new heights, will modernize system"

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Udaipur in Rajasthan to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of several major projects whose total outlay is estimated to be over Rs 15,000 crore.

Addressing the rally here in Udaipur the PM said, "I assure all those affected by floods in Rajasthan that the Govt of India is with you in this difficult time." Modi further said,"Some projects being inaugurated were pending for years. Our focus is on timely completion. We will complete projects we begin. We know very well that if we need our country to reach new heights, we have to modernize our entire system."

"Better roads will help our farmers immensely. This is one of the reasons why Atal Ji dreamt of strong roads network across India, " added the PM.

He is also to visit the Pratap Gaurav Kendra which provides information, through various exhibits, about the life, valour and achievements of Maharana Pratap, the famous King of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar. The prime minister will inaugurate 11 completed National Highway projects, covering a total length of about 873 km, a Rajasthan government spokesman said in Jaipur. Among the projects being inaugurated are 6-lane cable stayed bridge across river Chambal at Kota; 4-laning of Gomati Chauraha-Udaipur section of NH-8; and 4-laning of Rajsamand- Bhilwara section of NH-758, the PMO spokesman said. News24Bureau with Agencies