Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on 5 November.
The Prime Minister will inaugurate Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi and unveil the statue of Shri Adi Shankaracharya. The Samadhi has been reconstructed after its destruction in the 2013 floods.
“The entire reconstruction work has been undertaken under the guidance of the Prime Minister, who has constantly reviewed and monitored the progress of the project,” the Prime Minister’s Office said.
The PM will inaugurate key infrastructure projects which have been completed, including Saraswati Retaining Wall Aasthapath and Ghats, Mandakini Retaining Wall Aasthapath, Tirth Purohit Houses and Garud Chatti bridge on river Mandakini.
The projects have been completed with over Rs 130 crore. He will also lay the foundation stone for multiple projects worth over Rs 180 crore, including the Redevelopment of Sangam Ghat, First Aid and Tourist Facilitation Centre, Admin Office and Hospital, two Guest Houses, Police Station, Command and Control Centre, Mandakini Aasthapath Queue Management and Rainshelter and Saraswati Civic Amenity Building.
Modi has visited Kedarnath several times after becoming prime minister in 2014. He could not come to Kedarnath last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The portals of Kedarnath will be closed for winter on 6 November.