Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Uttar Pradesh twice this month. The prime minister, according to official sources, will visit Kushinagar on October 20 to open the international airport, and he will likely visit his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi, on October 25.
Sources said that the prime minister’s program was being drawn up, and the schedule for the first visit was almost final.
The prime minister will open Kushinagar International Airport, which will boost tourism, especially in the Buddhist region, as Kushinagar is where the Buddha took his last breath, officials said.
The first flight to the international airport will most likely come from Sri Lanka, home to a huge number of Buddhists. According to a senior government official, the plane will likely carry the Sri Lankan president, other delegates and Buddhist pilgrims.
Several Buddhist temples and guesthouses were built around the main temple, also known as Mahaparinirvaan Sthal.
Prime Minister Modi will also lay the foundation for the Kushinagar Medical College.
The Prime Minister is expected to launch an All-India Health Infrastructure Program from Varanasi on October 25.
Sources said the prime minister’s attention to the state will continue even after October, as several projects will be ready to open or lay the foundation. Some of these projects include the Purvanchal Expressway, Bundelkhand Expressway, and several medical colleges.
Read also: Prime Minister Modi must express grief in parliament over the deaths of farmers, protesters: Rakesh Tikait