Gujarat Election 2017: PM Narendra Modi said 106 water-ways have been planned in the country.
PM Modi began his travel in a seaplane from Sabarmati river in the city to Dharoi dam in Mehsana district, the first-ever flight by such a craft in the country. His return journey would also be by the same seaplane. The Congress "can't even imagine development work like this," said the Prime Minister, taking a dig at the opposition party which has recently pointed to the absence of any mention of "development" from the BJP in the political discourse in Gujarat. In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister added: "We won't be able to build airports everywhere so we will focus on waterways". He said as many as 106 such water-ways have been planned in the country. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said this is for the first time in the history of the country that a seaplane will land on a water body and that will be the Sabarmati river.
Here are the highlights of PM Modi's last day of Gujarat election campaigning:
On Twitter, PM Modi urged his home state to vote in record numbers on Thursday, when polling for the second and last phase of elections will be held. "I call upon the people of Gujarat to not only give the BJP an overwhelming majority but also ensure that BJP wins in every polling booth across the state," the prime minister said.
The campaigning has come to an end.
PM Modi waves to the crowd on the way back to Ahmedabad's Sabarmati Riverfront.
PM Modi offers prayers at Ambaji Mandir in Gujarat.
After reaching Dharoi Dam, PM Modi travels from Dharoi Dam to Ambaji Temple by road. After visiting the temple, he would return to Ahmedabad by the sea-plane in the evening.
PM Modi reaches Dharoi Dam in Mehsana via sea plane, will visit Ambaji temple.
PM Modi begins his seaplane ride on Sabarmati on last day of Gujarat campaign. The plane took off from the Sardar Bridge-end amid chants of "Modi-Modi" from BJP workers and other city dwellers, who flocked the Sabarmati Riverfront to witness this one-of-a-kind event.
PM Modi boarded the single-engine sea-plane from near the Sardar Bridge connecting the old city with Ahmedabad West, the first-ever flight by such a craft in the country. A special jetty was constructed to facilitate the prime minister's boarding from the river.
- Sea plane will land on the pond of Dharoi dam
- PM Narendra Modi will then go to the temple of Ambaji by road
- As many as 106 such water-ways have been planned in the country.
- This is the first seaplane to fly from Sabarmati river.
- The seaplane take-off from the Sabarmati was Plan B after the PM's roadshow in Ahmedabad today was cancelled.
- As PM Modi announced his sea-plane plan on Twitter on Monday evening, he also said, "With air, roads & rail connectivity, our Government is making efforts for harnessing waterways.
PM Modi to travel from Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad to Dharoi Dam via sea plane, shortly