Ahmedabad, July 3 (IANS) Union Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Wednesday arrived here on a two-day visit to Gujarat, his first after joining the Union Cabinet, as he inaugurated various projects.
He landed at the Ahmedabad airport in the afternoon where he was welcomed by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, his deputy Nitin Patel and other party MLAs.
Shah inaugurated a newly-constructed flyover at Income Tax Crossroads, which is 805 metres long and over 18 metres wide, in Ahmedabad. The estimated cost of the flyover is Rs 57.5 crore. Two parking spaces have been constructed below the flyover, with a capacity for 175 four-wheelers and 450 two-wheelers at a time.
After inaugurating the flyover, Shah proceeded to attend an event organised at Dinesh Hall in Naranpura where he dedicated a community hall and a library to the general public, besides five offices for revenue department employees in Gandhinagar.
Later, he attended a felicitation programme of party workers of all seven Assembly segments falling under his Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency.
Shah is expected at the historic Jagannath Temple with his family early Thursday to participate in the Mangla Arti to start the 142nd annual Rath Yatra procession.