New Delhi: With the general election around the corner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Uttar Pradesh’s two politically important cities – Varanasi and Kanpur, on Friday. He is expected to launch several big-ticket projects worth ₹20,000 crore in Varanasi – his parliamentary constituency, and Kanpur.
Modi, in his Uttar Pradesh campaign visit, will be accompanied by the state’s chief minister, Yogi Adityanath. The prime minister is expected to lay the foundation stone for the mega Kashi Vishwanath Corridor in Varanasi. He is also going to address a group of women from self-help groups at Bada Lalpur in Varanasi.
According to media reports, after the conclusion of his Varanasi programmes, he will fly to Kanpur, where he will launch various development projects. He will lay foundation stone for the Agra Metro and flag off the Lucknow Metro via videolink in Kanpur.
Heavy security measures have been undertaken for the visit. A dozen 12 IPS officers, 15 additional superintendents of police, 35 deputy SPs, 3,000 sub-inspectors and 10 companies of Provincial Armed Constabulary personnel have been deployed on the venue for the security of the prime minister.