Modi to inaugurate projects worth Rs 16,000 crore in Jharkhand

Elaborate arrangements have been made for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Tuesday visit to Jharkhand’s Deoghar district, where he is scheduled to inaugurate multiple projects, including an airport, officials said.

Modi will also lay foundation stones for various development initiatives and take part in an 11.5-km-long road show, a senior police officer said, adding that security has been tightened in the district.

The prime minister, during the visit, will pay obeisance at Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, the officer stated.

Over one lakh earthen lamps were lit by BJP workers and locals across the district on Monday evening welcoming the PM, the saffron party’s Jharkhand Twitter handle said.

In a series of tweets, Modi shared details of his itinerary.  An official release maintained that the prime minister will lay foundation and inaugurate projects worth Rs 16,000 crore in Jharkhand.

The 657-acre airport, which will be dedicated to the people of the region on the occasion, has been built at a cost of Rs 401 crore.