Right after GST reforms, PM Modi is on a two-day visit to home state Gujarat and will be giving away Diwali gifts in form of ambitious projects to the electorate in the first week of December, in the poll-bound state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in his poll-bound home State of Gujarat on October 7 for a two-day visit less than a month after inaugurating the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Project. He began the tour with prayers at the Dwarkadheesh Temple in Dwarka town. Modi will inaugurate or perform ground-breaking ceremonies for public utility projects like the international airport, the cable-stayed bridge over Arabian sea, medical colleges, and also flag off the new train connecting Gujarat and Bihar.
At Dwarka, Mr. Modi laid the foundation stone for a four-lane cable stayed signature bridge between Okha and Beyt Dwarka to be built at a cost of ₹962.42 crore. Located about a couple of kilometres away from the temple, Beyt Dwarka is frequented by thousands of pilgrims coming to this temple town of Lord Krishna. At present, the pilgrims cross the sea in boats operated by private operators and Gujarat Maritime Board. The new bridge would connect both the pilgrim centres by road. Mr. Modi also addressed a public meeting. During his whirlwind tour, Modi is expected to address as many as six public meetings launching various schemes and projects at five places in three regions of the State.
Other projects for which foundation will be laid include the four laning of the 116.24km of Porbandar-Dwarka section of NH-51 at a cost of Rs 1,600 crore, 2/4 laning of 93.56 km of Gadu-Porbandar section of NH-51 at a cost of Rs 370 crore and six-laning of 201.31-km Ahmedabad-Rajkot section of NH-47 and NH-27 at a cost of Rs 2,893 crore. He will also lay the foundation stone for international green field airport to be prepared near Rajkot at the cost of Rs 2,500 crore.
In the second leg of his visit, Modi will visit his home town, Vadnagar in Mehsana in the morning, where he will inaugurate the new Rs 500-crore civil hospital and medical college. The PM will also gift projects worth Rs 50 crore to the people in his hometown. He will also lay the foundation stone for the Rs 1,211-crore Devi Ni Mori International Buddhist complex near Shamlaji in Aravalli district. So it is all alluring treats from Modi with an eye on the elections at poll-bound home state – Gujarat.