PM Modi to visit J&K today, launch projects worth Rs 20,000 crore; security tightened


Multi-tier security arrangements have been made across Jammu and Kashmir ahead of PM Modi’s visit to the union territory on Sunday.

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, security has been tightened across the union territory. Multi-tier security arrangements have been made to ensure no untoward incident takes place.

Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh said, “Security has been beefed up at the borders. Counter drones have been deployed.”

In Palli Panchayat in Samba district of Jammu division, from where PM Modi will be addressing Gram Sabhas across the country on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day, entry and exit points have been sealed and roads have been barricaded.

All preparations for PM Modi’s visit are underway at Palli Panchayat. The prime minister is expected to interact with village heads in Palli Panchayat on arrival on Sunday morning. The locals are reportedly expecting PM Modi to announce good initiatives for the youth.

worth over Rs 20,000 crore in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. This includes the Banihal-Qazigund road tunnel, the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway and the Ratle and Kwar hydroelectric projects.

In a statement on Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir, the Office of the Prime Minister said the government has been focused on bringing about wide-ranging reforms to substantially improve governance and enhance ease of living for the people of the region at an unprecedented pace following the “constitutional reforms” of August 2019.

The projects being inaugurated or whose foundation stones will be laid on this visit will go a long way in facilitating basic amenities, ensuring ease of mobility and development of infrastructure in the region, the statement said.(MANISH)