Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit the Tripura on February 9 to address a rally a to inaugurate several projects, including a railway line and a new block at Tripura Institute of Technology campus, sources in the chief minister’s office said on Thursday. The new railway line, spanning 23km, will connect Garji to Belonia in South Tripura district
PM Modi is slated to unveil a statue of Tripura’s erstwhile ruler Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya here, the sources familiar with the development said.
A high-level team, comprising Inspector General Rajeev Singh, West Tripura Superintendent of Police (SP) Ajit Pratap Singh and SP (security) Sankar Debnath, visited the airport and the rally venue on Wednesday to check the security arrangements, officials Informed.
“A team of Special Protection Group has arrived in Agartala Tuesday for the PM’s programme. Apart from that, Tripura State Rifles personnel and police officers will be deployed in large numbers across Agartala to ensure Modi’s security,” Debnath stated.
BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharya said the prime minister is slated to arrive in Tripura at around 3 PM after his visit to Andhra.
After unveiling the statue of the Maharaja, the last ruler of the state, Modi would proceed to Swami Vivekananda Maidan for addressing the public meeting, he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also expected to visit Andhra Pradesh early in the day. PM Modi will inaugurate several projects and lay the foundation of many vital schemes in Arunachal Pradesh during his visit to the north-eastern state on Saturday, officials said Thursday. PM Modi is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of a green field Airport at Hollongi.
The ambitious airport project in the state has been pending for several years due to controversies over site selection. Arunachal Pradesh is the only state in the country without a full-fledged airport.
The prime minister will also inaugurate a retrofitted airport at Tezu in Lohit district besides a 110 MW hydroelectric project, Arun Prabha channel of Doordarshan and 50 health and wellness centers in the state.
Modi will also lay the foundation stone of a Film and Television Institute at Jote, near here and seven electric substations under Comprehensive Scheme, the officials said.
He would lay the foundation stone of Sella Tunnel and its approach road in Tawang district besides the declaration of cent percent household electrification in the state under Saubhagya Scheme.
All the inauguration and foundation stone laying ceremony would be held from Indira Gandhi Park here, they said.
From Itanagar, PM Modi is scheduled to visit Assam and Tripura.