Beginning his two-day visit to Lucknow today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of several development projects. This is Modi's third visit to Uttar Pradesh in a month in run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, signifying the importance being attached to the state, which has 80 parliamentary seats. He had visited Varanasi, Azamgarh and Mirzapur districts of Uttar Pradesh on July 14 and 15. He had visited Sant Kabir Nagar on June 28.
Modi will attend an event on "Transforming Urban Landscape" on Saturday to mark the third anniversary of three key government initiatives related to Urban Development - Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), Atal Mission for Rejuvenation of Urban Transfornation (AMRUT) and the Smart Cities Mission.
He will visit an exhibition on Flagship Missions of Urban Development and interact with 35 beneficiaries of PMAY (U) - one from each state and union territory. He will also receive feedback from PMAY beneficiaries, via video link, from different cities of Uttar Pradesh.
The Prime Minister will lay foundation stone of various projects under the flagship missions and also address a gathering.
On July 29, Modi will attend a ground breaking ceremony for projects involving an investment of Rs 60,000 crore which have materalised following the UP Investors Summit earlier this year.
According to an official release, the summit had led to generation of investment intent worth more than Rs. 4.28 lakh crore across sectors such as renewable energy, infrastructure, power, Information Technology, electronics and tourism.
(With PTI inputs)