Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat for three days to inaugurate several development projects. He is on a three-day visit to poll-bound Gujarat–from October 31 to November 1. This time he will be visiting Vadodara, Kevadia, Ahmedabad, Banaskantha, Panchmahal and Banswara (Rajasthan). Here’s his detailed schedule:
The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of C-295 Aircraft Manufacturing Facility – the first aircraft manufacturing facility in the private sector in the country. This facility will be utilised for manufacturing of 40 C-295 aircrafts for the Indian Air Force, through collaboration between Tata Advanced Systems Limited and Airbus Defence and Space, Spain. The facility will be a key step towards achieving Atma Nirbharta in the Defence sector, and will also help unlock the potential of the private players in the sector.
The PM will celebrate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel viz. 31st October as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. He will participate in the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas celebrations at the Status of Unity, Kevadia. The celebration will witness Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Parade, which will include contingents of BSF and of five State Police Forces, one each from Northern Zone (Haryana), Western Zone (Madhya Pradesh), Southern Zone (Telangana), Eastern Zone (Odisha) and North Eastern Zone (Tripura). Apart from the contingents, six Police Sports Medal winners of the Commonwealth Games 2022 will also participate in the Parade.
The Prime Minister will visit Tharad in Banaskantha. During a public programme, work on water supply projects worth over Rs. 8000 crore will be started. He will inaugurate several projects, including the Kasara to Dantiwada Pipeline from the main Narmada Canal, costing over Rs. 1560 crores. The project will augment water supply and prove beneficial for farmers of the region as well. Announcement of several projects will also be done during the programme, including strengthening of Sujlam Suflam Canal, extension of Modhera-Moti Dau pipeline to Mukteshwar Dam-Karmavat Lake, lift irrigation scheme for 11 villages of Santalpur Taluka, among others.
The Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation two railway projects worth over Rs. 2900 crores at Asarva, Ahmedabad. These projects include the Ahmedabad (Asarva) – Himmatnagar – Udaipur Gauge Converted Line and Lunidhar-Jetalsar Gauge Converted Line. The Prime Minister will also flag off new trains between Bhavnagar – Jetalsar and between Asarva – Udaipur.
With a view to have a uni-gauge rail system across the country, Railways is converting the existing non Broad Gauge railway lines to Broad Gauge. The projects being dedicated by the Prime Minister mark yet another step in this direction. The Ahmedabad (Asarva) – Himmatnagar – Udaipur Gauge Converted Line is around 300 Km long.
The Prime Minister will dedicate and lay the foundation stone of projects worth around Rs. 860 crores in Jambughoda, Panchmahal. He will dedicate the new campus of Shri Govind Guru University, Godhara. He will also dedicate Sant Joriya Parameshwar Primary School and Memorial located at village Vadek and Raja Rup Singh Nayak Primary School and Memorial located at village Dandiyapura.
He will inaugurate the building of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Godhra. He will also lay the foundation stone for development of Godhra Medical College and expansion of Kaushalya – The Skill University, worth over Rs. 680 crores.
6. Banswara (Rajasthan)
As part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the government has initiated several steps to celebrate unsung tribal heroes of the freedom struggle. These include declaring 15th November (birth anniversary of tribal freedom fighter Birsa Munda) as ‘Janjatiya Guarav Divas’, setting up tribal museums across the country etc to recognise the contribution of tribal people to society and increase awareness about their sacrifices in the freedom struggle.
The PM will attend a public programme – ‘Mangarh Dham ki Gaurav Gatha’ at Mangarh Hill, Banswara, Rajasthan, to pay homage to the sacrifices of the unsung tribal heroes and martyrs of the freedom struggle. During the programme, the Prime Minister will also pay homage to Bhil freedom fighter Govind Guru and also address a gathering of Bhil Adivasis and other tribal population of the region.
7. Diwali Milan in Gandhinagar
On his last day, PM is also scheduled to attend the Diwali Milan organised by the Gujarat BJP for the workers of 182 assembly seats at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar.