SRINAGAR — Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Jammu and Kashmir on February 20 to kickstart a slew of development projects worth thousands of crores.
According to sources, he will address a rally in Jammu. In the latest employment drive by the government, Mr Modi will distribute 1.08 lakh appointment letters to youth via video conferencing across various Central government departments.
Union Minister of State in the PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh, will oversee the event from New Delhi, with three other Union Ministers distributing letters in Jammu, Srinagar, and Leh.
The PM’s visit is expected to include the inauguration of projects like the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Vijaypur, the highest railway bridge in Reasi, the Devika Rejuvenation project in Udhampur, and IIM Jammu, among others.
He will lay the foundation stones for several other development initiatives. While the train project to connect Kashmir with the rest of the country is still ongoing, there are plans to extend the service beyond Banihal to Khari, further reducing the distance between Kashmir and Jammu by rail.