Howrah/Kolkata, December 30
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and dedicate to the nation railway projects worth over Rs 5,800 crore in West Bengal through video-conferencing on Friday.
Modi, who lost his mother on Friday morning, was scheduled to be here in person to be part of the event to launch the connectivity and infrastructure projects in the state.
The projects include the inauguration of the Joka-Taratala stretch of the Joka-Esplanade Metro Project (Purple Line) and the flagging off of the Howrah-New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express.
The Joka-Taratala 6.5-km stretch having six stations has been constructed at a cost of around Rs 2,475 crore.