Kashmir: PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 240 MW Uri-II hydropower project

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Baramulla, July 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 240 megawatt Uri-II hydropower project in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir. Just a mile away from the Line of Control, the de facto border divided Kashmir between Pakistan and India.

Built by NHPC, the 240 MW Uri-II project was dedicated to the country by the PM. It was built at a cost of Rs 2290 crore. The 480-MW Uri-I project, which is already functional, is located downstreams of Jhelum in the Uri area in the Baramullah district.

Earlier yesterday, Modi inaugurated the train to Vaishno Devi from Katra.

He also met the Army soldiers at Badami Bagh Cantt., in Srinagar. The security arrangements in the state were tight.

In Baramulla

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates 240-Megawatt Uri-II Hydro Electric Project (HEP) near the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla district of Jammu Kashmir on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at 1200 year old Shiva temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at 1200 year old Shiva temple near Martyrs' Memorial, in Badami Bagh Cantonment, at Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laying a wreath at martyrs memorial

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laying a wreath at martyrs memorial at Badami Bagh Cantt., in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Army soldiers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Army soldiers at Badami Bagh Cantt., in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with children

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with children on board the inaugural train on the new Katra-Udhampur rail link on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with children

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with children on board the inaugural train on the Katra-Udhampur rail link on Friday.

Modi speaks during the inauguration of Katra-Udhampur rail link

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the inauguration of Katra-Udhampur rail link, at Katra on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves during a ceremony

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves during a ceremony for the inauguration of Katra-Udhampur rail link, at Katra on Friday. Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda, J & K Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah are also seen.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during the inauguration of Katra-Udhampur rail link, at Katra on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during the inauguration of Katra-Udhampur rail link, at Katra on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the flagging off ceremony

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the flagging off ceremony for the inaugural train on the Katra-Udhampur rail link, at Katra Railway Station on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda, Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, N N Vohra, J&K CM Omar Abdullah and others flagging off the inaugural train on the new Katra-Udhampur rail link from Katra Railway Station on Friday.

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