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PM Modi to visit J&K on April 24 for Panchayati Raj Diwas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a visit to the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir on April 24 to mark National Panchayati Raj Day. On this occasion, he addressed all the Gram Sabhas in the country and also visited Palli Panchayat in Samba district.

The Prime Minister will also initiate and lay the groundwork for a number of development initiatives in the Union Territory costing around Rs 20,000. It will enshrine the Banihal Qazigund road tunnel, the construction of which cost more than three thousand one hundred rupees.

The 8.45 kilometer long tunnel will shorten the road distance between Banihal and Qazigund by 16 kilometers and reduce travel time by around one and a half hours.

European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen will visit India on April 24

Ursula Von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, will pay a two-day visit to India from April 24, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced on Tuesday. This will be his first trip to India in his current capacity.

Von der Leyen is due to meet President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among other leaders.

The Ukrainian situation, as well as initiatives to strengthen EU-India collaboration, should be important topics in his discussions with the Indian authorities.

“India and the European Union share a dynamic strategic partnership which has seen strong growth with broader and deeper cooperation in policy and strategy, trade and commerce, climate and sustainability, digital and technology, as well as in people-to-people connections,” the MEA said.

Delhi’s Ashram underpass to be inaugurated on April 24

The long-awaited 750-meter-long underpass at Ashram Crossing Point in South Delhi will be inaugurated on April 24 after missing nearly eight deadlines and being delayed for more than a year, officials said on Wednesday. authorities.

The Public Works Department (PWD) has completed the construction of the underpass except for some finishing touches, they claimed.

“The Ashram underpass will be inaugurated by the government on April 24. It is still unclear whether Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal or Deputy Minister Manish Sisodia will inaugurate it, but the facility will be fully open to the public. public,” a PTI government official informed.