Narendra Modi to visit UP, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his very tight schedule on Friday will be on a visit to Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh and Uttarakhand where he will address two political meetings and will also inaugurate the new terminal of Chandigarh airport besides attending some other events.

 PM Modi's first engagement will be an address at Sarsawa near Saharanpur in western Uttar Pradesh, official sources said. 

 "Will visit Chandigarh tomorrow, where I will inaugurate a housing scheme, new civil air terminal & attend convocation at PGIMER," Modi tweeted on Thursday. 

"Will also be in Uttarakhand tomorrow. I will visit Swami Dayanand Saraswati Ashram in Rishikesh," he said in another tweet on Thursday.

In Chandigarh, PM Modi will inaugurate the new airport terminal, a modern integrated 'glass and steel' building which is equipped with modern state-of-the-art equipment and passenger facilities. The Rs 485-crore airport project will be operated and maintained by Chandigarh International Airport Limited (CHIAL). It is a joint venture of Airports Authority of India (AAI), governments of Punjab and Haryana.

 In this JV, AAI has 51 per cent stake while Punjab and Haryana have 24.5 per cent equity each. PM Modi will also attend the 34th Convocation Ceremony of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, a PMO statement said. Modi will also inaugurate a new housing scheme and address a public meeting at Sector-25 in Chandigarh, it added.

 Later in the day, Prime Minister will travel to Rishikesh in Uttarakhand where he will have one more political meeting, sources said. In Rishikesh, he will also visit Swami Dayanand Saraswati Ashram and spend some time with his guru Swami Dayanand Giri who is not keeping well.

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