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Narendra Modi in Karnataka highlights: Govt is open to incorporating changes into GST to improve system, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a day-long visit to Karnataka today during which he will distribute RuPay cards in Ujire, launch Preserve Mother Earth and Transfer to the Next Generation campaign in Bengaluru and inaugurate Bidar-Kalaburgi railway track

FP Staff October 29, 2017 21:30:36 IST
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Narendra Modi in Karnataka highlights: Govt is open to incorporating changes into GST to improve system, says PM

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According to The Times of IndiaSiddaramaiah received his invite only on Friday and has decided to skip railway project inauguration in the state. He will only be receiving Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the HAL Airport in Bengaluru and go with him to the Palace grounds. 

The Karnataka chief minister is scheduled to launch development schemes in Mandya before returning to the state capital to receive Modi. Following that, he'll leave for Mysuru. 

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'The project that should have taken three years, took 20 years'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a day-long visit to Karnataka on Sunday, participating in various functions in Ujire, Bengaluru, and Bidar.

"The Prime Minister has a busy day, as he is scheduled to participate in seven-eight functions at three places across the state," an official coordinating Modi's programmes told IANS in Bengaluru.

Flying into Mangaluru from New Delhi at 10.15 am, Modi will reach Dharmastahla in Dakshina Kannada district in a helicopter and offer prayers to Hindu god Shiva at the Manjunatheshwara temple, 100km away from the port city.

Narendra Modi in Karnataka highlights Govt is open to incorporating changes into GST to improve system says PM

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

"Modi will address a public rally at Ujire, a small town near the west coast, near Dharmasthala and hand over RuPay cards to some of the 12-lakh Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) account holders," said the official.

The prime minister will also launch the digitised cashless Self-Help Groups (SHG) transactions in the state charitable trust of the Sree Kshetra Dharmastala Rural Development project is organising the public function and the launch of the RuPay cards and SHG transactions at the rally.

"Our volunteers have helped over a million members of the SHG across the state in opening the PMJDY accounts in the banks," said Project Executive Director LH Manjunath from the Dharmasthala temple town.

A few of the beneficiaries will transact on the RuPay cards in the portable mini ATMs at the event in the presence of Modi and other dignitaries.

"The Prime Minister will also launch a campaign to 'Preserve Mother Earth and Transfer to the Next Generation' of the trust.

Post-launch, Modi will fly to Bengaluru to attend a public function organised by the Vedanta Bharati at the Palace grounds in the city centre.

"A mass recitation of the Soundarya Lahari hymn of Adi Shankaracharya will be held at the event in the prime minister's presence," the official said on Saturday.

Later, Modi will dedicate the 110-kilometre Bidar-Kalaburgi railway track in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region that would reduce the distance between Bengaluru and New Delhi by 380 kilometres and travel time by six to eight hours.

The new track will also provide direct rail connectivity from Bengaluru to Bidar in the state's northern region, about 690km away from the state capital.

Though foundation for the project was laid over two decades ago in 1996, its construction work began only in 2000 and dragged on for years due to meagre fund allocation by the Railway Ministry.

This escalated its cost to a whopping Rs 1,542 crore from the original estimate of Rs 370 crore. Land acquisition between the towns also delayed its completion.

With inputs from IANS

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