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Posted at: Nov 7, 2018, 12:42 AM; last updated: Nov 7, 2018, 12:42 AM (IST)

Modi to review projects at Kedarnath today

Dehradun, November 6

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kedarnath on the occasion of Diwali on Wednesday to offer prayers at the shrine and review Kedarpuri reconstruction projects.

The Prime Minister would arrive at 9.45 am, Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh said, adding that after offering prayers at the temple, he would inspect the reconstruction projects underway at Kedarpuri.

He would also be shown a video at the guest house within the temple premises to apprise him about the progress of the projects at the township, Utpal Singh said. 

The foundation stone of Kedarpuri reconstruction projects was laid by Modi during his visit to the temple last year.

The Chief Secretary said all preparations had been made in view of the PM’s visit. Several new features, including a meditation cave 400 metre above Kedarnath, would greet Modi during his visit this time. Built at a secluded spot 400 metre above the shrine, the cave would be shown to the Prime Minister from a distance as he was not scheduled to go there, Rudraprayag District Magistrate Mangesh Ghildiyal said.

Other new features for Modi to see at the shrine this time would be a much wider Mukhya Aksha, the passage from the point of confluence of the Mandakini and the Saraswati to the facade of the temple and the retaining walls constructed on the banks of the two rivers, the official said. — PTI

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