PM Modi to arrive in Jammu and Kashmir on day-long visit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday on a daylong visit. He will fly to Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine base camp town of Katra
Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday on a day-long visit.
A special plane carrying the Prime Minister will land at the technical area of Jammu airport at around 9 am.
State Governor N N Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, senior ministers of the PDP-BJP ruling coalition government and top Army and civil administration officials will receive Modi at the airport.
Modi will fly to Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine base camp town of Katra in Reasi district along with Vohra and Mufti.
He will address the convocation of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University later in the day.
He is also scheduled to formally inaugurate the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana super specialty hospital.
The 250-bedded hospital has been built at a cost of Rs. 300 crores and is equipped with state of the art facilities.
The premier will also inaugurate a sports complex and address a public rally in Katra town.
This is Modi's third visit to Katra shrine since he took office in May 2014.
"I am looking forward to being in Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow where I will attend a wide range of programmes and interact with citizens," Modi tweeted on Monday.
I am looking forward to being in Jammu & Kashmir tomorrow, where I will attend a wide range of programmes & interact with citizens.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 18, 2016
Dozens of specially trained commandos of the special protection group (SPG) are being deployed around the town.
Management of Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board said the pilgrimage will continue uninterrupted during Modi's visit to Katra.
However, helicopter services carrying pilgrims from Katra town to the Trikuta Hills where the cave shrine is located will remain suspended as a security measure.
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