PM Modi to address rally in Dharmasthala, inaugurate Bidar-Kalaburagi railway line during Karnataka visit

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PM Modi (File Photo)
PM Modi (File Photo)

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a day-long visit to Karnataka on Sunday to address a series of public meetings and inaugurate the 110-km-long railway line connecting Bidar-Kalaburagi.

"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 said.

He further added, "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."

PM Modi’s day-long trip begins with him offering prayers at the Shri Manjunatha Swamy Temple at Dharmasthala. He will be arriving in a helicopter from Mengaluru.

Later, PM Modi will address a public meeting at the Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project in Ujire near Dharmasthala and distribute RuPay cards to account holders of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY). The PM will also launch digital cashless Self-Help Groups (SHG) transactions.

The Prime Minister will then travel to state capital Bengaluru, where he will address a gathering at the Dashamah Soundarya Lahari Parayanotsava Mahasarmapane. The Prime Minister on Saturday tweeted, “The Soundarya Lahari is a set of shlokas composed by Adi Shankaracharya. The event has been organized for the mass chanting of these shlokas in unison.”

The PM is also scheduled to inaugurate the newly constructed 110-km-long Bidar-Kalaburagi railway line, the newly constructed track will reduce the distance between Bengaluru and New Delhi by over 350 km and travel time by six to eight hours. The PM will also address a public gathering on the occasion.