Digital Desk, Lucknow. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Uttar Pradesh twice this month. According to official sources, the prime minister will visit Kushinagar on October 20 to inaugurate the international airport and is likely to visit his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on October 25. Sources said that the Prime Minister’s program is being chalked out and the schedule for the first visit is almost ready.
According to officials, the prime minister will inaugurate the Kushinagar International Airport, which will boost tourism, especially in the Buddhist circuit, as Kushinagar is the place where Lord Buddha breathed his last. The first flight to the international airport is likely to come from Sri Lanka, which has a large Buddhist population. A senior government official said the flight is likely to carry the Sri Lankan President, other representatives and Buddhist pilgrims.
Several Buddhist temples and guest houses have been built around the main temple, also known as the Mahaparinirvana Sthal. PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone of a medical college in Kushinagar. The prime minister is expected to launch a pan-India scheme related to health infrastructure from Varanasi on October 25. Sources said the prime minister’s focus on the state would continue after October as many projects would be ready for inauguration or foundation laying. Some of these projects include Purvanchal Expressway, Bundelkhand Expressway and several medical colleges.