Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin his two-day visit to Gujarat from Saturday. He will lay foundation stones and inaugurate a number of projects worth Rs 5,925 crore. At first, he will visit the famous Dwarkadheesh temple. Notably, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi also offered prayers at the Dwarka temple a few days ago. Gandhi visited Gujarat to start his campaign for assembly polls to be held in December this year.
After Dwarka, PM will move towards Hirasar in Rajkot district. He will lay the foundation stone for a greenfield airport, 20 kms from Rajkot. Besides, he will also lay foundation stone in Chotila for six-laning of 201-km Ahmedabad-Rajkot section of NH-47 at a cost of Rs 2,893 crore.
Other projects include four-laning of 116.24 kms of Porbandar-Dwarka section of NH-51 and four-laning of 93.56 km of Gadu-Porbandar section of NH-51.
Later, he will address a gathering. He is also expected to inaugurate a fully automatic milk processing and packaging plant. Apart from that, a drinking water distribution pipeline for Joravarnagar and Ratanpur area of Surendranagar will also be inaugurated.
He will then head to Gandhinagar to launch the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA). It is aimed at imparting digital literacy in rural areas.
On Sunday, he will visit his birthplace, Vadnagar for the first time after becoming PM in 2014. He is likely to inaugurate a medical college and hospital with the bed capacity of 650.
PM will also distribute e-tablets to health workers on the launch of ImTeCHO (Innovative mobile-phone Technology for Community Health Operations). He will return to the capital on the evening of 8 October.