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Highlights: Pandharpur pilgrimage symbol of social harmony, women’s power, says Modi after laying foundation stone of road projects

The foundation-laying will be done through video conferencing. Pandharpur is a pilgrimage centre in Maharashtra.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: November 8, 2021 8:04:35 pm
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In a step towards boosting connectivity to the pilgrimage town of Pandharpur in Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for four-laning of five sections of Sant Dnyaneshawar Maharaj Palkhi Marg (NH-965) and three sections of Shri Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Marg (NH-965G) through video conferencing on Monday.

Kicking off the projects, Modi said the annual Pandharpur pilgrimage in Maharashtra is a symbol of social harmony, equal opportunity and power of women who take part in the event along with male devotees. “Women and men walk side by side during the pilgrimage to the temple town Pandharpur in Solapur District,”.

Dedicated walkways for ‘Palkhi’ will be developed on either side of the above-mentioned National Highways to provide hassle-free and safe passage to devotees.

During the event, PM Modi also dedicated to the people of the country more than 223 km of upgraded road projects, constructed at an estimated cost of over Rs 1180 crore at different National Highways for facilitating movement to Pandharpur. These projects include Mhaswad – Piliv – Pandharpur (NH 548E), Kurduwadi – Pandharpur (NH 965C), Pandharpur – Sangola (NH 965C), Tembhurni-Pandharpur section of NH 561A and Pandharpur – Mangalwedha – Umadi section of NH 561A.

Union Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray were also present at the occasion.

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20:01 (IST)08 Nov 2021
Pandharpur pilgrimage symbol of social harmony, women's power: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the annual Pandharpur 'wari' or pilgrimage in Maharashtra is a symbol of social harmony, equal opportunity and power of women who take part in the event along with male devotees. Women and men walk side by side during the pilgrimage to the temple town Pandharpur in Solapur District, he said after laying the foundation stone for four-laning of five sections of Shri Sant Dnyaneshawar Maharaj Palkhi Marg (NH-965) and three sections of Shri Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Marg (NH-965G) via video conferencing. --PTI

17:37 (IST)08 Nov 2021
All 'teerth yatra' sites have been developed by investing Rs 12,070 crores on 673km: Gadkari

"With our 'Bharatmala Pariyojana', Vaishno Devi, Golden Temple, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Char Dham, all 'teerth yatra' sites have been developed by investing Rs 12,070 crores on 673km; rest 827km will be worked on after SC's permission," Union Road & Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said.

16:26 (IST)08 Nov 2021
PM Modi asks for three things from people in Pandharpur

PM Modi asks for three things from the locals: Trees along walkways along the highways, arrangement for drinking water at specific distances along the roads, and to make Pandharpur the cleanest pilgrimage site in India.  

16:22 (IST)08 Nov 2021
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"Make Pandharpur the cleanest pilgrimage spot in India," PM Modi asks locals.

16:06 (IST)08 Nov 2021
Pandharpur signifies happiness and prosperity: PM Modi

"Pandharpur signifies happiness and prosperity, and with today's foundation laying, the aspect of service has also been adjoined to it. About 225 km long national highway, which connects to Pandharpur, has also been inaugurated today," PM Modi said.

15:56 (IST)08 Nov 2021
PM Modi lays foundation stone of road projects near temple town Pandharpur

PM Modi lays foundation stone of road projects near temple town Pandharpur.

15:45 (IST)08 Nov 2021
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray addresses people at Pandharpur event

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray addresses people in Pandharpur event through video conferencing.

15:32 (IST)08 Nov 2021
PM Modi to lay foundation stone of road projects near temple town Pandharpur

PM Modi will lay foundation stone for four-laning of five sections of Sant Dnyaneshawar Maharaj Palkhi Marg (NH-965) and three sections of Shri Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Marg (NH-965G) through video conferencing on Monday. Union Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will be present at the occasion.

15:30 (IST)08 Nov 2021
Nitin Gadkari addresses the crowd at Pandharpur event

Union Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari addresses the crowd at Pandharpur event.

About 221 km stretch of Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi Marg from Diveghat to Mohol and about 130 Km stretch of Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Marg from Patas to Tondale – Bondale will be four-laned with dedicated walkways for ‘Palkhi’ on either sides, at estimated costs of more than Rs 6,690 crore and about Rs 4,400 crore respectively.

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