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'Eagerly looking forward to Northeast visit': PM Modi arrives in Guwahati, flags off first passenger train to Meghalaya
'Eagerly looking forward to Northeast visit': PM Modi arrives in Guwahati, flags off first passenger train to Meghalaya
PHOTO : Assam Governor, Janaki Ballav Patnaik and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his arrival at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Borjhar, Guwahati on Nov 29, 2014. (Photo: IANS)

New Delhi / Guwahati, Nov 29 (TIWN ): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who begins his four-day visit to the northeast Saturday, said he is "eagerly looking forward to the trip and interacting with the people"."Later today (Saturday), I would embark on my visit to the northeast. I am eagerly looking forward to being there and interacting with the people," he said in a tweet. Modi will be spending four busy days on his maiden visit to the northeast after assuming charge as the prime minister. "I would visit Assam, Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland and attend a wide range of programmes that would connect me to all sections of society," Modi said in another tweet.During the visit, he will address the country's top police chiefs in Guwahati, dedicate a train line from Assam to Meghalaya, commission a power project in Tripura and inaugurate a festival each in Nagaland and Manipur.He said India would not develop till the northeast develops and youth of northeast has potential to play a key role in the development journey."Rich natural resources combined with talent of our youth gives our northeast the potential to play a key role in our development journey," the prime minister said. Prime MInister landed in Guwahati at 4.22 PM. Assam Governor, CM Tarun Gogoi , senior officials received PM. The prime minister will Sunday address the 49th All India DGPs and IGPs conference, and also a public rally in the city, before leaving for Manipur.

"India will not develop till the northeast develops. We are committed to realising the potential of the northeast and accelerating its progress."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday flagged off the first passenger train from Mendipathar in Meghalaya to Guwahati, putting Meghalaya on India's railway map for the first time.

Modi, who arrived here Saturday, also laid the foundation stone of the new broad gauge railway line from Bhairabi to Sairang in Mizoram.

Security personnel keeping vigil outside Pragjyoti ITA Centre for Performing Arts , Machkhowa in Guwahati  IANS  Pic Nov 29





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