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Modi Ayodhya visit highlights: ‘Whole world is waiting for Jan 22 historic moment,’ says PM

Narendra Modi Ayodhya visit highlights: Check out all the latest updates of PM Modi's visit to Ayodhya ahead of Ram Temple's inauguration here.
PM Modi addressing an event after launching a slew of developmental projects in Ayodhya on Saturday.
PM Modi addressing an event after launching a slew of developmental projects in Ayodhya on Saturday.

Narendra Modi Ayodhya visit highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 46 developmental projects worth 15,700 crore during his visit to Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya today. His visit to the city is seen as a significant venture ahead of the consecration of Ram Temple on January 22....Read More

The PM has inaugurated the flagship Maharishi Valmiki International Airport. He also inaugurated the revamped Ayodhya Dham Junction railway station and flagged off six Vande Bharat and two Amrit Bharat trains.

On Friday, the Prime Minister said his government was determined to “preserve the rich heritage” of the holy city. The PM also mentioned the list of projects he will inaugurate on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the city is being decked up for the opening of the Ram Temple following a seven-day-long consecration ceremony beginning January 16.

A 51-inch-tall idol of Lord Ram personifying his five-year-old self will be installed inside the sanctum sanctorum of the grand temple. A vote was held yesterday to select the idol of Lord Ram among three different designs, and the Ram Janmbhoomi Teertha Kshetra trust unanimously selected one that will be brought for 'Pran Pratishtha'.

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Dec 30, 2023 6:39 PM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: PM visited Ujjwala beneficiary Meera's house earlier today

Dec 30, 2023 5:40 PM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Light 'Shri Ram Jyoti' at home on Jan 22 to celebrate Deepawali, say PM

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed the global anticipation for the historic consecration ceremony of the Ram temple on January 22, highlighting that the nation's progress rests on the pillars of "vikas" (development) and "virasat" (heritage).

He urged people to illuminate their homes with special diyas, termed Shri Ram Jyoti, to commemorate the day as a symbolic 'Deepawali'.

Reflecting on the transformation from a time when Lord Ram resided "under a tent," he drew parallels to the concrete homes provided to four crore impoverished individuals, emphasizing the temple's significance in this context.

Dec 30, 2023 4:53 PM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: ‘I would like to thank PM Modi,’ BJP leader Ravi Kishan

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: "Today, the Amrit Bharat train arrived here in Gorakhpur. Today's journey was free of cost, and the train was packed. PM Modi has given us Vande Bharat, and now he has given us Amrit Bharat. For this, we are grateful, and I would like to thank PM Modi again," says BJP leader Ravi Kishan.

Dec 30, 2023 4:20 PM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: First flight to Ayodhay from Delhi lands at new Maharishi Valmiki International Airport

Dec 30, 2023 3:55 PM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Former litigant in Ayodhya land dispute case, showers flowers on PM's convoy

Dec 30, 2023 3:22 PM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: PM calls for Nationwide Cleanliness Drive Launch on Jan 14

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: PM Modi urged people to launch cleanliness drive at pilgrimage sites across country from January 14 ahead of Ram Temple inauguration on January 22.

Dec 30, 2023 3:11 PM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: PM urges devotees to ‘avoid’ the temple visit on Jan 22

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Ahead of the consecration of Ram Lala on January 22, PM Modi urged the public to ‘avoid’ travelling to Ayodhya to visit the temple, citing difficulties for the temple trust in organising such a large crowd. He requested people to wait for a few more days and visit after the inauguration.

Dec 30, 2023 3:05 PM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: 'Today's India is beautifying its pilgrimage sites,' says PM

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: PM Narendra Modi, while addressing the public gathering after dedicating developmental projects to Ayodhya, said, “Today, India is beautifying its pilgrimage sites and is also immersed in the world of digital technology.”

Dec 30, 2023 2:59 PM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: ‘Whole world is waiting for Jan 22 historic moment,’ says PM

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the event following the inauguration of a slew of developmental projects in Ayodhya, said, “The whole world is awaiting the historic moment of the 'pran pratishtha' ceremony in Ayodhya on January 22.”

Dec 30, 2023 2:50 PM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: IndiGo pilot welcomes passengers on first flight from Delhi to Ayodhya

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Captain Ashutosh Shekhar of IndiGo on Saturday warmly welcomed passengers aboard the inaugural flight departing from Delhi to the newly constructed Maharishi Valmiki International Airport in Ayodhya.

Dec 30, 2023 2:47 PM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Union minister Scindia explains about newly inaugurated Maharishi Valmiki International Airport

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: On the inauguration of Maharishi Valmiki International Airport, minister of civil aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia said, “PM Modi asked for an airport with global standards. This airport has been constructed at a budget of 500 crores and can expect a footfall of nearly 10 lakh pilgrims annually... In the second phase, the airport will be expanded further. A runway of 3750 metres will be constructed on which Boeing 777 and Airbus 350 will be able to land. The current area of the airport will be expanded to 5 lakh sq. ft.”

Dec 30, 2023 2:40 PM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: PM launches ₹15,700 crore-worth 46 developmental projects

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a part of his Ayodhya visit in Uttar Pradesh launched 46 developmental projects worth 15,700 crore on Saturday.

Dec 30, 2023 2:28 PM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Listen to these two kids who met PM and took selfies with him

Dec 30, 2023 2:26 PM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: ‘Wait of thousand year is about to end as the Ram temple consecration will take place soon,’ says Scindia

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia during Maharishi Valmiki International Airport inauguration event in Ayodhya said, “Today's event is historic because the wait of a thousand year is about to end as the Ram temple consecration will take place on January 22 under the leadership of PM Modi.”

Dec 30, 2023 2:23 PM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: ‘Ayodhya is now center point of discussion in the world,’ says AshwiniVaishnaw

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw during Maharishi Valmiki International Airport inauguration event in Ayodhya said, “It is because of the blessings of Lord Ram and PM Modi's vision that Ayodhya is now the center point of discussion in the world.”

Dec 30, 2023 1:53 PM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Flyers chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ ahead of boarding first flight to Maharishi Valmiki airport

People raised slogans of 'Jai Shri Ram' as they boarded the first flight for the newly built Maharishi Valmiki International Airport Ayodhya Dham, in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. PM Modi will inaugurate the airport shortly.

Dec 30, 2023 1:50 PM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: On his way to int'l airport, PM stops to wave at people

Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for the Maharishi Valmiki International Airport after visiting the 10 croreth Ujjwala beneficiary's resident. On the way, he stopped and paid a visit to Lata Mangeshkar Chowk in Ayodhya.

Dec 30, 2023 1:06 PM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: PM visits Ujjwala beneficiary's house

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Ayodhya visit went to the house of a Ujwalla beneficiary and had tea at her residence. It was an important milestone as the labaharthi behen was the 10 croreth beneficiary of PM Ujwalla Yojana.

Dec 30, 2023 12:17 PM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: PM Modi launches railway station, flags off trains

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the revamped Ayodhya Dham Junction railway station after concluding a massive roadshow. He also flagged off six Vande Bharat and two Amrit Bharat trains from the railway station.

Dec 30, 2023 11:35 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Union ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia, VK Singh await PM's arrival at airport

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today inaugurate the Maharishi Valmiki International Airport Ayodhya Dham, redeveloped Ayodhya Dham Railway Station, and flag off new Amrit Bharat trains and Vande Bharat trains.

PM Modi will today inaugurate the Maharishi Valmiki International Airport Ayodhya Dham, redeveloped Ayodhya Dham Railway Station, and flag off new Amrit Bharat trains and Vande Bharat trains.

Dec 30, 2023 11:15 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: PM heads out for roadshow; greets people

Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for the scheduled roadshow. He will arrive at the revamped Ayodhya Dham Junction railway station where he will launch a number of trains. He was seen heading out of his vehicle and waving at the attendees from his cavalcade.

Dec 30, 2023 10:57 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: PM Modi arrives at airport, welcomed by CM Adityanath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Ayodhya airport. CM Yogi Adityanath and Governor Anandiben Patel welcomed him.

Dec 30, 2023 10:49 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Visuals from inside Amrit Bharat train

Inside visuals of the new Amrit Bharat train, which PM Narendra Modi will flag off in Ayodhya today.

Dec 30, 2023 10:38 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: What AAI chief says about Ayodhya airport launch

“The airport has been built in Ayodhya and AAI has completed it in a record time of 20 months. Air connectivity is important for Ayodhya. PM Modi will inaugurate it today. We are happy today and I hope people across the country will be happy,” Airport Authority of India(AAI) chairman Sanjeev Kumar said.

Dec 30, 2023 10:34 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Check routes of 6 Vande Bharat, 2 Amrit Bharat trains

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag a total of eight new trains today. While some of these trains will be flagged off from Ayodhya, others will be launched remotely by the prime minister through video conferencing.

Vande Bharat Express train routes

Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra - New Delhi Vande Bharat Express

Amritsar - Delhi Junction Vande Bharat Express

Coimbatore - Bengaluru Vande Bharat Express

Jalna - Mumbai (CSMT) Vande Bharat Express

Ayodhya - Anand Vihar Terminal Delhi Vande Bharat Express

Mangaluru - Madgaon Goa Vande Bharat Express

Amrit Bharat Express train routes

Darbhanga to Anand Vihar Terminal in Delhi via Ayodhya Amrit Bharat Express

Malda Town to Bengaluru (Sir M. Visvesvaraya Terminal) Amrit Bharat Express

Dec 30, 2023 10:18 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Revisit PM's schedule, to arrive at 10:30 am

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to land at the Ayodhya airport at 10.30 am where his 16-km roadshow will begin.
  2. Around 11:15 am, Modi will inaugurate the redeveloped Ayodhya railway station or Ayodhya Dham railway station and flag off new Amrit Bharat trains and Vande Bharat trains, the Prime Minister's Office said.
  3. Modi will also dedicate several other railway projects to the nation. Around 12:15 pm, the prime minister will inaugurate the newly built Ayodhya airport or Maharishi Valmiki international airport.
  4. Around 1 pm, Modi will participate in a public programme where he will inaugurate, delicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than 15,700 crore in the state.
  5. These include projects worth about 11,100 crore for the development of Ayodhya and its surrounding areas and projects worth about 4,600 crore related to other projects across Uttar Pradesh.
Dec 30, 2023 10:15 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Ram Mandir chief priest expresses happiness

"It is good that PM Narendra Modi is coming here and he will inaugurate the railway station and airport today. He will also hold a road show. People will be happy after seeing PM Modi in Ayodhya," Shri Ram Janmabhoomi, head priest, told news agency ANI.

Dec 30, 2023 9:58 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: UP ministers await PM's arrival; ‘He is going to give us presents’

  1. “I am happy that PM Modi is coming here. Lord Ram devotees from all over the world can come to Ayodhya as the airport will be inaugurated today,” said UP deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya.
  2. "It's a fortunate day for us. Under the guidance of PM Modi, the international airport will be inaugurated. The entire infrastructure is changing. I thank PM Modi for it, Ayodhya is changing...It's getting developed as a world-class city," UP deputy CM Brajesh Pathak said.
  3. “After a long wait that moment (Ram Mandir consecration ceremony) is approaching. As it's around the corner, the excitement amongst people is increasing. PM Modi is arriving today, he is going to give us presents related to Railways, state government policies, international airport...He'll address a Jansabha and a roadshow will be held,” UP minister Jaiveer Singh said.
  4. “It's a historic day today and the resolution taken by PM Modi to renovate Ayodhya is getting fulfilled in front of people. The airport terminal has been made operative for the public. We have got the opportunity to work for a new Ayodhya city,” UP minister Jitin Prasada said.
Dec 30, 2023 9:19 AM IST

Flowers, cultural events: How Ayodhya is preparing for PM Modi's visit today

Ayodhya is all geared up for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on Saturday, December 30, with the temple town decked up with flowers, murals and thematic ornamental columns amid heavy security deployment in the temple town. Divisional commissioner of Ayodhya Gaurav Dayal said preparations were in full swing for the visit and despite dense fog in the city in the past two days, all arrangements were on course. Read more

Dec 30, 2023 8:49 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: ‘Proper arrangements been made’, says senior cop

“Proper arrangements have been made in view of PM Narendra Modi's visit today. All programs will be conducted successfully,” said inspector general of Ayodhya Zone Praveen Kumar.

Dec 30, 2023 8:41 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Last-minute preparations underway

Last-minute preparations are underway by cultural artists in Ayodhya ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the city.

Dec 30, 2023 8:31 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: New category of trains – Amrit Bharat Express – to be flagged off today

  1. The Amrit Bharat train is an LHB push-pull train with non-air-conditioned coaches. This train has locos at both ends for better acceleration.
  2. It provides improved facilities for rail passengers, like attractively designed seats, better luggage racks, mobile charging points with suitable mobile holders, LED lights, CCTV, and a public information system, among others. Prime Minister will also flag off six new Vande Bharat Trains.
  3. Prime Minister will flag off two new Amrit Bharat trains viz Darbhanga-Ayodhya-Anand Vihar Terminal Amrit Bharat Express and Malda Town-Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminus (Bengaluru) Amrit Bharat Express.
Dec 30, 2023 8:10 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Here are some features of soon-to-be-launched airport

  1. The state-of-the-art Maharishi Valmiki International Airport is developed for 1,450 crore.
  2. The airport's terminal building will have an area of 6,500 square metres. It will be equipped to serve around 10 lakh passengers annually.
  3. The facade of the Terminal Building depicts the temple architecture of the upcoming Shri Ram Mandir of Ayodhya.
  4. The airport's interiors are decorated with local art, paintings and murals depicting the life of Lord Ram.
  5. It also has some sustainability features, such as sewage treatment plant and solar power plant among others, to meet the GRIHA-five star rating.
Dec 30, 2023 7:56 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Visuals of decked up city ahead of PM's visit

Flower decorations and preparations are in full swing ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit today.

Dec 30, 2023 7:55 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Airport all set to welcome PM

Visuals from the Maharishi Valmiki International Airport Ayodhya Dham, in Ayodhya, show the preparation ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival in the city. He will today inaugurate the newly built Ayodhya airport.

Dec 30, 2023 7:04 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Cultural events on cards, 1,400 artists to perform on 40 stages

Over 1,400 artists will present folk art and other cultural programmes on 40 stages set up along the way from the soon-to-be-opened airport to the redeveloped railway station.

Several artistes will present the Awadhi and Vantangiya art forms, whereas others will present the Awadhi and Vantangiya dance.

Upon arrival, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be welcomed with the blowing of conches and beating of damru.

Dec 30, 2023 6:44 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Over 5,500 police officers deployed ahead of PM's visit

Over 5,500 police officers and personnel have been deployed in Ayodhya for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit on Saturday.

This force is in addition to the Special Protection Group (SPG) which provides security cover to the PM, and the National Security Guard (NSG) unit to counter terror attacks, said senior police officials here on Friday.

Also, the extra force has been added to UP Government Railway Police (GRP) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) for the PM’s event at the Ayodhya Dham railway station, they said. Read more

Dec 30, 2023 6:39 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Infrastructure projects PM set to inaugurate today

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate four newly redeveloped, widened, and beautified roads in Ayodhya - Rampath, Bhaktipath, Dharampath, and Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Path.
  2. He will also inaugurate several projects that will strengthen civic infrastructure in the city, including Rajarshi Dashrath Autonomous State Medical College, the four-lane road connecting Ayodhya-Sultanpur Road-Airport; a four-lane road till Tedhi Bazaar Shri Ram Janmabhoomi via NH-27 bypass Mahobra Bazaar; several beautified roads across the city and the Ayodhya bypass; Jagdishpur-Faizabad section of NH-330A; widening and strengthening of Maholi-Baragaon-Deodhi road and Jasarpur-Bhaupur-Gangaraman-Sureshnagar road; ROB at Badi Bua Railway Crossing on Panchkosi Parikrama Marg; solid waste treatment plant in village Pikhrauli; and new buildings and classrooms in Dr. Brajkishore Homoeopathic College and Hospital, among others.
  3. He will also lay the foundation stone of new projects which will further help in the revamp of civic facilities in Ayodhya while also strengthening the rich cultural heritage of the city.
Dec 30, 2023 6:36 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: How will PM be welcomed to the city?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be welcomed by over 1,400 artists from across the country who will present folk art and cultural programmes on 40 stages set up along the route from the airport to the railway station.

Dec 30, 2023 6:35 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: ‘Determined to preserve rich heritage', says PM ahead of his visit

  1. A day ahead of his Ayodhya visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that his government is determined to “preserve the rich heritage” of the holy city. The PM also mentioned the list of projects he will inaugurate on Saturday.
  2. “Our government is determined to develop world-class infrastructure, improve connectivity and preserve the rich heritage of Ayodhya, the city of Lord Shri Ram. I will inaugurate the newly constructed airport and redeveloped railway station in this direction tomorrow. Along with this, I will also get the privilege of inaugurating and laying the foundation stone of many more development projects, which will make the life of my family members in many areas of the country, including Ayodhya and UP easier,” PM Modi wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. Read more
Dec 30, 2023 6:30 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: Check out the full schedule of PM's visit today

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to land at the Ayodhya airport at 10.30 am, where his 16-km roadshow will begin.
  2. Around 11:15 am, Modi will inaugurate the redeveloped Ayodhya railway station or Ayodhya Dham railway station and flag off new Amrit Bharat trains and Vande Bharat trains, the Prime Minister's Office said.
  3. Modi will also dedicate several other railway projects to the nation. Around 12:15 pm, the prime minister will inaugurate the newly built Ayodhya Airport or Maharishi Valmiki International Airport.
  4. Around 1 pm, Modi will participate in a public programme where he will inaugurate, delicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than 15,700 crore in the state.
  5. These include projects worth about 11,100 crore for the development of Ayodhya and its surrounding areas and projects worth about 4,600 crore related to other projects across Uttar Pradesh. Read more
Dec 30, 2023 6:26 AM IST

Modi Ayodhya visit Live: What trains are PM set to inaugurate today?

  1. Vande Bharat trains: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-New Delhi Vande Bharat Express; Amritsar-Delhi Vande Bharat Express; Coimbatore-Bangalore Vande Bharat Express; Mangalore-Madgaon Vande Bharat Express; Jalna-Mumbai Vande Bharat Express and Ayodhya-Anand Vihar Terminal Vande Bharat Express.
  2. Amrit Bharat trains: Darbhanga-Ayodhya-Anand Vihar Terminal Amrit Bharat Express and Malda Town-Sir M. Visvesvaraya Terminus (Bengaluru) Amrit Bharat Express.
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