Lucknow: Preparations are in full swing and security has been tightened in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to the holy city of Varanasi, beginning November 7.
Sources on Thursday said that during his visit to the ancient city, PM Modi is likely to adopt a village from his constituency under the MP Model Village Scheme.
In the scheme launched last month, the Prime Minister had said that each MP will take responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in one village from his constituency by 2016 and three villages by 2019.
This will be Modi's first visit to his Lok Sabha constituency since assuming the top post, as part of giving a fillip to its development.
Besides this, the Prime Minister will also lay a foundation stone for a trade facilitation centre and a crafts museum and will inaugurate a trauma centre at the Banaras Hindu University.
"PM Modi during his visit will inaugurate BHU's Trauma Centre here and will also 'discuss and may choose' a village from his constituency to adopt it under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY)," media in-charge of Varanasi as well as of Poorvanchal (Eastern UP) region, Sanjay Bhardwaj had said earlier.
The decision to set up the trade centre and the museum was proposed in the Budget for 2014-15 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in June.
"Tight security arrangements would be made for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to Varanasi, starting from November 7," IG (public grievances) Ashok Jain informed reporters.
He said that 12 SP rank officials along with 18 ASP, 20 Deputy SP, 135 sub-inspectors, 400 personnel and 17 companies of PAC will be deployed.
Around five to six Union Ministers may accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his two day visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi, sources claim.
Giving details of security arrangements, IG (law and order) A Satish Ganesh, told reporters here that there was possibility that five to six Union Ministers may accompany Modi.
He said that though no official list has been received, there was possibility that ministers related to schemes which Modi has launched may accompany PM.
Earlier, the Prime Minister was expected to visit Varanasi on October 14 and 15 but it was postponed due to cyclone 'Hudhud'