PANAJI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday proposed an ambitious "Sagar Mala" project whereby all coastal cities in India would be interconnected through road, rail, ports and airports through a special development package. The project would enhance the unique identities of these coastal cities in consonance with sea-side life.
Modi announced the proposal while speaking at Goa's Kala Academy in Panaji. The Prime Minister arrived in Panaji to unveil the plaque commencing the construction of the third bridge over the river Mandovi.
Modi earlier dedicated India's largest warship INS Vikramaditya to the nation at Goa's INS Hansa naval base.
Unveiling the plaque for the third bridge over the river Mandovi, Modi said Goa needs modern infrastructure to cope up with its reputation as one of the country's foremost tourism destination. He said infrastructure fuels more investments and employment to the youth.
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