Wednesday February 20, 2019

Meghalaya to get an International Centre for Arts and Culture

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government is planning to set up an International Centre for Arts and Culture in Meghalaya.

“An International Centre for Performing Arts and Culture will be set up at Mawkasiang, about 11 km from Shillong,” a news report said.

The central government would provide the aid for the development of the centre which will have infrastructure of the international standards to host events of performing arts, cultural fiestas and musical fests.

The project  has been sanctioned by Development of North-Eastern Region ministry and is being implemented by the department of arts and culture of the state.

It would have state of the art facilities such as auditoriums, performing arenas/opera houses, exhibit areas, convention facilities, administrative block, food court, international guest house and related support facilities and other features deemed suitable for such a centre, the report said.

The  foundation stone of the arts centre will be laid by Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on April 23

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Modi Inaugurates Patna Metro Rail Project Through Video Conferencing

The Patna Metro Rail project will cost about Rs 13,365.77 crore. It comprises two corridors of a total length 31.39 km.

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Modi also opened the city's gas distribution at Patna and the Patna River Front Development's first phase. Pixabay

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation of the much-awaited Patna Metro Rail through video conferencing from Begusarai in Bihar.

Modi also opened the city’s gas distribution at Patna and the Patna River Front Development’s first phase.

The Prime Minister then launched the expansion work of Barauni’s oil refinery which would be increased to 9 million tonnes and other projects estimated to cost Rs 33,000 crore.

The Patna Metro Rail project will cost about Rs 13,365.77 crore. It comprises two corridors of a total length 31.39 km.

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The project is expected to be completed in five years from the date of commencement. Wikimedia

In the first phase, a 33.1-km-long track having two corridors — east-west and north-south — will come up in Patna.

The west-east corridor would run between Danapur and Patna railway station via Dakbungalow Square while the south-north corridor would run between the Inter-State Bus Terminal and Gandhi Maidan via Rajendra Nagar and Ashok Rajpath.

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The project is expected to be completed in five years from the date of commencement.

Earlier, Modi flew into Patna and was welcomed by Governor Lalji Tandon and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. All of them then took a helicopter to Begusarai, 130 km from Patna. (IANS)