PM Modi to visit Assam, West Bengal on February 22

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Assam and West Bengal on February 22.

Elections are due in Assam and West Bengal in April-May.

At around 11:30 am, PM Modi will dedicate to the nation projects of the oil & gas sector in an event organized at Silapathar in Dhemaji, Assam. He will also inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for engineering colleges during the event.

At around 4:30 pm, Modi will dedicate to the nation and inaugurate several railway projects in Hooghly, West Bengal.

PM Narendra Modi in Assam

Modi will dedicate to the nation the INDMAX Unit at IndianOil’s Bongaigaon Refinery, Oil India Limited’s secondary tank farm at Madhuban, Dibrugarh and a gas compressor station at Hebeda village, Makum, Tinsukia.

He will also inaugurate the Dhemaji Engineering College and lay the foundation stone for Sualkuchi Engineering College.

The INDMAX unit at IndianOil’s Bongaigaon Refinery leverages the technology developed indigenously by IndianOil-R&D to produce a higher LPG and high-Octane gasoline yield from heavy feedstocks. The unit will increase the refinery’s crude processing capacity from 2.35 MMTPA (million metric tonnes per annum) to 2.7 MMTPA. Its commissioning will also significantly enhance LPG production from 50 TMT (thousand metric tonnes) to 257 TMT and the Motor Spirit (Petrol) production from 210 TMT to 533 TMT.

Oil India Limited’s secondary tank farm has been built for safe storage of about 40,000 kilo litres of crude oil, and the separation of formation water from wet crude oil. The Rs 490 crore project will also have a dehydration unit with an operating capacity of 10,000 kilo litres per day.

The gas compressor station at Makum, Tinsukia will increase the nation’s crude oil production capacity by nearly 16500 Metric Tonne per annum. Built at Rs 132 crore, the station comprises 3 low-pressure booster compressors and 3 high-pressure lifter compressors, a PIB release stated.

The Dhemaji Engineering College has been built on 276 bighas of land, at the cost of about Rs 45 crore. It is the seventh government engineering college in the state and will offer BTech courses in civil, mechanical and computer science. The Sualkuchi Engineering College, whose foundation stone will be laid, will be built on 116 bighas of land at a cost of about Rs 55 crore.

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