New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a tour of Karnataka and Maharashtra today. He will lay the foundation stone and inaugurate development projects worth more than Rs 10,800 crore in Karnataka and Rs 38,800 crore in Maharashtra. PM Modi will also do a road show in Mumbai. This is the first visit of the Prime Minister after the formation of the Eknath Shinde government in Maharashtra. In Karnataka, PM will visit Yadgir and Kalaburagi districts. He will lay the foundation stone and inaugurate various developmental projects related to irrigation, drinking water, and a national highway development project at Kodekal in Yadgir district at around 12 noon.
Prime Minister Modi will reach Malkhed in Kalaburagi district around 2:15 pm, where he will distribute title deeds (Hakku Patra) to eligible beneficiaries of the newly declared revenue villages and also lay the foundation stone of a National Highway project. This will be PM Modi’s second visit to Karnataka this month. Earlier, he had come to Hubballi to inaugurate the National Youth Festival and during this also did a roadshow. The Prime Minister will inaugurate, inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of several development projects in Mumbai at around 5 pm. At 6:30 pm, he will inaugurate two lines 2A and 7 of the Mumbai Metro and will also take a metro ride.
On arrival in Mumbai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally at the MMRDA Ground in BKC. About 1 lakh people are expected to reach this. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reviewed the preparations. PM’s visit to Maharashtra is taking place at a time when elections are proposed for more than 2 dozen mega municipalities including Mumbai. In such a situation, PM Modi’s visit to Mumbai and gift of development projects will give new energy to the BJP and Shiv Sena of Shinde faction in the upcoming BMC elections. The Maharashtra government has made preparations for Prime Minister Modi’s visit on a war footing. Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis himself is busy in the field.
PM Modi will gift these projects to Mumbai
1. PM will inaugurate Mumbai Metro Rail Lines 2A and 7 costing Rs 12,600 crore.
2. The Prime Minister will also launch the National Common Mobility Card.
3. The foundation stone of seven STP projects will also be laid.
4. He will also lay the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Bhandup Multispeciality Hospital, Siddharth Nagar Hospital, and Oshiwara Maternity Home.
5. Will also do Bhumi Pujan of the plan to cement about 400 km of Mumbai’s roads.
6. He will also lay the foundation stone for the Rs 1,800 crore CSMT redevelopment.
Many changes in Mumbai’s traffic In
View of PM’s visit, many changes have been made to Mumbai’s traffic from 4 pm to 8 pm on Thursday. Traffic going towards BKC, Western Express Highway, Santacruz-Jogeshwari Link Road, and Eastern Express Highway will be slow. Because of PM Modi’s program at Gundavali metro station, traffic will be slow between 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm on Western Express Highway towards South Mumbai and from 5:30 pm to 5:45 pm towards Dahisar. During the program, Metro-1 service will be closed from 5.45 to 7.30 pm on January 19.