Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday, while leaving from the Dwarkadhish Temple in Dwarka met his old friend Hari Bhai. PM Modi who is currently in Gujarat for his two-day visit, had laid the foundation stone of a four-lane cable-stayed bridge between Okha and Beyt Dwarka earlier in the day. The image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was posted on Twitter by news agency ANI and went viral within few minutes. In this image, PM can be seen shaking hands with Hari Bhai. However, FinancialExpress.com cannot verify the authenticity of the image.
Earlier in the day, He had inaugurated the 2.32 km bridge, including 900 metres of central double span cable-stayed portion, that will be constructed at a cost of Rs 962.43 crore. “There were lots of possibilities of development in the tourism sector here, but earlier the UPA government had an indifferent attitude towards Gujarat because of the BJP government in the state… I clearly remember,” Modi said at a public gathering, referring to his days as Gujarat chief minister.
He called the bridge a link between the old and new Dwarka while adding that it would benefit the people of Beyt (island) Dwarka and devotees. The prime minister is on a two-day visit to the state, beginning today. The four-lane 27.20-metre wide bridge will have 2.50 metre wide footpaths on each side. Solar panels installed on the roof of footpath will produce 1 MW power for street lights on the bridge, officials said.
“The common citizen of India wants the fruits of development to reach him or her. Nobody wants their children to live in poverty. We want to help our people fulfil that dream and want to fight poverty,” said PM Modi while addressing the gathering.