Modi in Gujarat: PM arrives in Ahmedabad for Sabarmati Ashram centenary celebrations

Modi is on a two-day visit to his home state Gujarat. He is also scheduled to attend programs in Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Modassa and Gandhinagar.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 29, 2017 12:25 pm
PM Modi has arrived in Gujarat for his two-day visit. (Source: ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Ahmedabad Thursday morning to inaugurate the Sabarmati Ashram centenary celebrations. At the ashram, the PM will attend an event marking the 150th birth anniversary of Shrimad Rajchandraji. PM Modi is on a two-day visit to his home state Gujarat and is scheduled to attend programmes in Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Modasa and Gandhinagar.

Modi, who is on a two-day visit to his home state Gujarat that goes to elections later this year, is scheduled to attend programmes in Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Modasa and Gandhinagar. He is also slated to visit Rajkot in the evening for distributing aid among 18000 differently abled and inaugurate the first phase of the third link of Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation Yojana (SAUNI) by formally welcoming Narmada water into Aji dam. He is also scheduled to participate in a nine-kilometre-long road show from Aji dam to Rajkot airport.

PM Narendra Modi spinning a charkha at the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. (Source: ANI)

Around 8,000 policemen will be on duty during the day. The Rajkot city police commissioner Anupam Singh Gehlot said. “Due to the PM’s visit, we have prohibited parking on either side of the roads on which his convoy will pass. Similarly, some roads have been declared one-way due to VVIP movement.”

According to reports by PTI,  Modi on Friday will attend a programme to dedicate water supply schemes based on Vatrak, Mazum and Meswo Dams at Modasa in Aravalli district in north Gujarat. He will inaugurate two water supply projects worth Rs 552 crore for the region and address a large gathering at the venue.

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