PM Narendra Modi's 2-day Gujarat visit starts today, to inaugurate slew of projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Gujarat from Saturday on a two-day visit during which he will lay foundation stones and inaugurate a number of projects.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Oct 07, 2017, 07:09 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi's 2-day Gujarat visit starts today, to inaugurate slew of projects

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Gujarat from Saturday on a two-day visit during which he will lay foundation stones and inaugurate a number of projects.

Notably, Gujarat will be going to polls later this year.

On the morning of October 7, the Prime Minister will visit the Dwarkadheesh Temple. At Dwarka, he will lay the foundation stones of a bridge between Okha and Beyt Dwarka and other road development projects. He is also scheduled to address a public meeting. 

From Dwarka, PM Modi will arrive in Chotila, in Surendranagar district. He will lay the foundation stones for a greenfield airport at Rajkot, six-laning of Ahmedabad-Rajkot National Highway and four-laning of Rajkot-Morbi State Highway.

He will also dedicate a fully automatic milk processing and packaging plant and a drinking water distribution pipeline for Joravarnagar and Ratanpur area of Surendranagar. He will address a public meeting.

The Prime Minister will then proceed to Gandhinagar. He will dedicate the newly constructed building of IIT Gandhinagar, and launch the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA). PMGDISHA is aimed at imparting digital literacy to citizens in rural areas. It will provide access to information, knowledge, education, and healthcare. It will create avenues for livelihood generation and financial inclusion through digital payments. He will address a public meeting.

On October 8, the Prime Minister will arrive in Vadnagar. This will be PM Modi’s first visit to the town, since assuming the office of Prime Minister.

He will visit the Hatkeshwar Temple. At a public meeting, the Prime Minister will launch the Intensified Mission Indradhanush, to accelerate progress towards the goal of full immunisation coverage.

It will provide greater focus on urban areas and other pockets of low immunization coverage. The Prime Minister will distribute e-tablets to health workers to mark the launch of ImTeCHO. ImTeCHO is an innovative mobile phone application to improve performance of ASHAs through better supervision, support and motivation for increasing coverage of proven maternal, newborn and child health interventions among resource-poor settings in India. ImTeCHO stands for “Innovative mobile-phone Technology for Community Health Operations”. “TeCHO” in Gujarati means “support”; therefore, “ImTeCHO” means “I am support.” The Prime Minister will address a public meeting.

The Prime Minister will then arrive at Bharuch. He will lay the foundation stone for Bhadbhut Barrage, to be built over the Narmada River. He will flag off the Antyodaya Express between Udhna (Surat, Gujarat), and Jaynagar (Bihar).

He will unveil plaques to mark the laying of foundation stone, and inauguration of various plants of Gujarat Narmada Fertilizer Corporation. He will address a public meeting.

The Prime Minister will return to Delhi on the October 8 evening.