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PM Modi to visit Kedarnath on November 5

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the dedication of 35 PSA Oxygen Plants to the nation, in Rishikesh on October 7, 2021.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kedarnath on November 5 to offer prayers and inaugurate the Kedarpuri reconstruction projects worth ₹250 crore.

This will be his second visit to the state within a month.

The prime minister had visited the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Rishikesh on October 7 to inaugurate an oxygen plant there.

Confirming PM Modi's visit to Kedarnath next month, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said apart from offering prayers at the Himalayan temple, the prime minister is likely to inaugurate the Kedarpuri reconstruction projects worth ₹250 crore, including the rebuilt Samadhi of Adi Guru Shankaracharya.

The prime minister is also likely to lay foundation stones of the second phase of Kedarpuri reconstruction projects worth ₹150 crore, Mr. Dhami said.

Modi has visited Kedarnath several times since becoming the prime minister in 2014. He could not come to Kedarnath last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the pandemic situation relatively under control now there was speculation about his visit to the temple.

The prime minister has been closely monitoring the Kedarpuri reconstruction projects.

The portals of Kedarnath are scheduled to be closed for winter on November 6 on the occasion of Bhaiyya Dooj.


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