Narendra Modi starts Gujarat tour

Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi arrived in his poll-bound home State of Gujarat today for a two-day visit less than a month after inaugurating the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Project.

Prime Minister is expected to address as many as six public meetings launching various schemes and projects at five places in three regions of the State.

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At Dwarka, Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for a four-lane cable stayed signature bridge between Okha and Beyt Dwarka to be built at a cost of 962.42 crore.

At current juncture, the pilgrims cross the sea in boats operated by private operators and Gujarat Maritime Board.

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Other projects for which foundation stones will be laid include the four-laning of 116.24 km of the Porbandar-Dwarka section of NH-51 and the four-laning of 93.56 km of the Gadu-Porbandar section of NH-51.

Massive hoardings have been put up along the route, depicting his journey from Vadnagar to Varanasi. Some of them have a sketch of Narendra Modi as a school boy.


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Later, the Prime Minister would lay foundation stone for 3,000-crore Bhadbhut barrage project over river Narmada, as well as a 650-crore Dahej-Ghogha Ro-Ro ferry service near Bharuch in South Gujarat before flying off to New Delhi from Vadodara.