Karnataka: PM Modi on a two-day state visit, arrives in Bengaluru

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru for a two-day visit on Monday. In this visit, PM Modi will be visiting Bengaluru and Mysuru to inaugurate several projects. Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot and Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai received him at the Yelahanka air base, reported The Indian Express.

Centre for Brain Research inaugurated by PM Modi and laid the foundation of Bagchi Parthasarathy Multispeciality Hospital at IISc, Bengaluru. He was accompanied by IISc director Govindan Rangarajan, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, and Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot and co-founder of Infosys Kris Gopalakrishnan.
PM Modi also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of rail and road infrastructures in Bengaluru worth 28,000 crores, ANI reported.

PM Modi said that Bengaluru is a “Reflection Of Spirit Of Ek Bharat – Shreshtha Bharat” and said that the development of Bengaluru is the development of millions of dreams and the central government has therefore, made continuous efforts to develop the city.

“To make Bengaluru free from traffic jams, the double-engine government is working on every possible means including rail, road, metro & construction of underpass, flyover. Our government is committed to provide better connectivity with the suburban areas of Bengaluru”: PM Modi, ANI reported

Modi is scheduled to inaugurate several programmes in Karnataka such as dedicating India’s first air-conditioned railway station, 100 percent electrification of Konkan railway line, launching 150 Technology Hubs, multi-modal logistic parks
and attending 8th International Yoga Day celebrations in Mysuru. After laying the foundation stone for multiple rail and road infrastructure projects Kommaghatta in Bengaluru, the PM will leave for Mysuru by air on Monday to attend a public function at Maharaja’s College Ground, reported Indian Express.

Several higher education institutions located near PM’s travel route have declared a holiday due to security reasons.

The education department has also declared a one-day holiday for 22 schools located along the routes that will be taken by the Prime Minister.

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