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Narendra Modi arrives in Gujarat: PM’s schedule for the two-day visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to lay the foundation stone for development projects, visit his birthplace Vadnagar and address rallies.

india Updated: Oct 07, 2017 10:31 IST
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PM Narendra Modi arrives in Gujarat.
PM Narendra Modi arrives in Gujarat. (ANI Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Jamnagar for his two-day visit to Gujarat on Saturday.

He is expected to lay the foundation stones for several development projects, visit his birthplace Vadnagar and address public rallies during the tour.

Modi’s visit comes after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi toured the state in September with a three-day road trip, criticising the government for its economic policies and promising jobs for the youth.

Here is PM Modi’s itinerary: 

Day 1, Saturday

PM Modi will kick-start the two-day trip to Gujarat by visiting Dwarkadhish Temple, followed by laying the foundation stone for four national highways projects worth Rs 5,825 crore at Dwarka and addressing a public meeting there.

From Dwarka, he will go to Chotila in Surendranagar district where he will lay the foundation stones for a greenfield airport at Rajkot.

The PM will also dedicate a fully automatic milk processing and packaging plant and a drinking water distribution pipeline for Joravarnagar and Ratanpur area of Surendranagar, a PMO statement said.

At Gandhinagar, Modi will dedicate the newly-constructed building of IIT Gandhinagar and launch the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA).

Day 2, Sunday

PM Modi will visit his birth place Vadnagar on Sunday for the first time since becoming Prime Minister in 2014. There, he will visit the Hatkeshwar Temple and distribute e-tablets to health workers to mark the launch of ImTeCHO (Innovative mobile-phone Technology for Community Health Operations).

In the afternoon, he will reach Bharuch and lay the foundation stone for Bhadbhut Barrage to be built over Narmada River. Modi will also flag off the Antyodaya Express between Udhna (Surat, Gujarat) and Jaynagar (Bihar).

He will address a public meeting in Bharuch before returning to Delhi.