Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a two-day visit to his home state Gujarat from today. During the visit, he will launch several development projects, including the first phase of 6-km-long Ahmedabad Metro. He will also launch the Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan Yojana (PM-SYM), a pension scheme for workers in the unorgnaised sector, and distribute PM-SYM Pension Cards. The scheme, announced in the Union Budget in February this year, assures a minimum pension of Rs 3000 per month after attaining the age of 60 years.
Official sources said the prime minister would also lay the foundation stone for Umiya Dham temple complex during his visit. PM Modi would visit Annapurna Dham Trust in Adalaj in Gandhinagar on March 5 for the ground-breaking ceremony of a Shikshan Bhavan and a Vidhyarthi Bhavan, they added.
The prime minister would start his two-day visit from Jamnagar in Saurashtra region where he would dedicate to the nation a 750-bed annexe of the Guru Gobind Singh Hospital and inaugurate its PG hostel, they said.
PM Modi will also launch SAUNI water schemes projects including Und-1 to Ranjit Sagar Lift Irrigation Scheme and Machu-1 to Nyari Lift Irrigation Scheme. He will also lay the foundation stone of Jodiya Desalination Plant and Und-3 to Venu-2 Lift Irrigation Scheme.
In Jamnagar, PM Modi will also lay foundation stones of railway projects including conversion of rail tracks to broad gauge and flag off the Bandra-Jamnagar Humsafar Express.
From Jamanagar, he will reach Ahmedabad and attend a grand function for the Umiya Dham temple complex. As part of the metro rail commissioning programme, he will lay the foundation of the 28.28 kilometre second phase of the Ahmedabad Metro and also travel some distance on the phase 1 stretch.
Following this, the PM will dedicate to the nation various hospitals built in Ahmedabad region, including Women Children & Super Specialty Hospital, Cancer Hospital, Eye Hospital and Dental Hospital.
On Tuesday, Modi will visit the Annapurna Dham Trust in Adalaj, Gandhinagar where he will lay the foundation stones of Shikshan Bhavan and Vidhyarthi Bhavan. The prime minister will then go to Vastral to launch PM-SYM, a voluntary and contributory pension scheme for workers in unorganised sector with a monthly income of up to Rs 15,000.