Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a visit to Uttar Pradesh today, where he will unveil several development projects in Varanasi, Kanpur and Ghaziabad.
The prime minister first stopped at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi and offered his prayers. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and state governor Ram Naik also accompanied Modi.
He also laid the foundation stone of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple approach Road, Beautification & Strengthening Project. Later PM inspected the project site.
PM will attend National Women Livelihood Meet – 2019 at Deendayal Hastkala Sankul in Varanasi. He will distribute appreciation letters to five Women Self Help Groups. Members of the Women Self Help Groups will also share their experiences with Prime Minister.
PM will distribute Electric Chaak, Solar Charkha and Honey Warp and Cheque to beneficiaries. Women SHGs aided by Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - NRLM, Uttar Pradesh will hand over a cheque to the Prime Minister for contribution in 'Bharat Ke Veer' Fund. PM will also address a public gathering.
03:25 pm: PM Narendra Modi in Kanpur: Unfortunately, attempts are being made to downplay our Army's valour. Can we forgive those who give statements which please Pakistan? Whole world is putting pressure on Pakistan but statements from some people in country are helping Pakistan.
03:20 pm: PM Modi in Kanpur: I promise to provide each and every poor with house to live in by 2022.
03:15 pm: I assure you to change the detrimental condition of the Ganga flowing through Kanpur, says PM Modi.
03:10 pm: Under Saubhagya Yogna, more than 76 lakh people have got electricity connection in UP, alone in Kanpur around 1.5 lakh people have got this benefit: PM Modi in Kanpur
03:05 pm: I am overwhelmed by the warmth and support in Kanpur, says PM Modi.
03:00 pm: PM Modi Prime Minister flags off Lucknow Metro's commercial run on North-South corridor through video conferencing from Kanpur and ddresses a gathering.
9:41 am: Vishwanath Dham is a project I’ve been thinking about for a long time. I’ve come to Kashi even before I was in active politics, says PM Modi
9:40 am: I thank those who were staying here in the premises, and agreed to vacate area for Baba, says PM Modi
9:38 am: Proud that that the team deputed by Yogi ji for this work, worked hard with devotion to make this dream a success, says PM Modi at Kashi Vishwanath temple
9:36 am: I am glad that this is the beginning of realising those dreams, says PM Modi
9:35 am: Had dreams in my mind for Varanasi, says PM Modi
9:31 am: The prime minister lays the foundation stone of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple approach Road, Beautification & Strengthening Project
9:23 am: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Ram Naik are also accompanying the prime minister at Kashi Vishwanath temple
9:20 am: PM Modi offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi
9:00 am: PM Modi reaches Varanasi airport
In Kanpur, PM will unveil the Panki Power Plant, establishment of new 660 megawatt electricity generation and distribution unit. PM will inaugurate Lucknow Metro Rail Project. He will also Flag-off Metro Rail from Ch. Charan Singh Airport Station, Lucknow through video link. PM will lay foundation stone for Agra Metro Rail Project.
PM will distribute keys to beneficiaries of PMAY.
Later, PM will also address a gathering on this occasion.
In Ghaziabad, PM will inaugurate Dilshad Garden - Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda) Section of Metro. He will flag-off the Metro Rail from Shaheed Sthal Metro Station. This elevated metro corridor section will have 8 stations. It will provide convenient mode of transport for people in Ghaziabad and New Delhi and will ease the traffic congestion.
PM will inaugurate the Hindon Airport Civil Terminal at Hindon Airport Civil Terminal, Ghaziabad. Passengers from Western Uttar Pradesh and NCR region will be benefit from the operation of domestic flights from this new civil airport terminal at Hindon.
PM will lay foundation stone of Delhi - Ghaziabad - Meerut RRTS. This is one of the first, high speed and high frequency rail based Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project. It will greatly improve the regional transport facility and create many employment opportunities.He will also unveil various development Projects for education, housing, drinking water, sanitation and sewerage management in Ghaziabad.
He will distribute certificates to beneficiaries of various schemes.
Later, he will address a public gathering.
PM's visit to the state has come at a time when Lok Sabha elections 2019 is inching closer.