PM Modi to kick-start his two-day Gujarat visit from todayindia Updated: Oct 06, 2017 23:16 IST
Narendra Modi at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay foundation stones and inaugurate a slew of projects during two-day visit to his home state Gujarat, starting Saturday.
He will kick-start the trip with a visit to Dwarkadhish Temple, followed by laying the foundation stone for four national highways projects worth ?5,825 crore at Dwarka and addressing a public meeting there.
Modi will also visit his birth place Vadnagar on Sunday for the first time since becoming Prime Minister in 2014. 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.
He will then proceed to Gandhinagar, where he will dedicate the newly constructed building of IIT Gandhinagar and launch the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan.
On Sunday morning, he will visit Vadnagar 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).
The PM will also unveil plaques to mark the laying of foundation stone, and inauguration of various plants of Gujarat Narmada Fertilizer Corporation. He will then address a public meeting before returning to Delhi.