Kathmandu, May 11 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Janakpur of Dhanusa for a two-day official visit to Nepal.
PM Modi arrived on Air India’s special aircraft at 10:45 am at the Janakpur airport. He was welcomed by Defense Minister Ishwor Pokharel, Province no 2 Chief Minister Lal Babu Raut, ministers of the provincial government, Provincial Assembly members, Janakpur Sub Metropolitan City’s Mayor, Lal Kishor Saha, representatives of the political parties and Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri.
The Indian PM was greeted with local musical procession upon arrival. PM Modi has now left for Janaki temple where he will attend a special worship ceremony. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his Indian counterpart will jointly inaugurate the Ramayan Circuit Bus Route. PM Modi will also be offered a civic – reception at the Barhabigha ground.
Security has been beefed up in the federal capital in view of the two-day State visit by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
The Indian Prime Minister who landed in the historic city Janakpur of Province 2 a while ago is scheduled to arrive in Kathmandu in the afternoon today itself.
According to Home Ministry’s Spokesperson Ram Krishna Subedi, all three security forces–Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and National Investigation Department–have been mobilized to their full strength for the security purposes.
According to Metropolitan Traffic Police Division, the travel of the Indian Prime Minister here will take place on the shortest route as possible. The route will be cleared off just only 10 minutes before his visit. However, emergency vehicles and ambulances will be allowed to ply at any time.
The vehicles would be stopped on the routes the visiting Indian dignitary would be taking would be stopped for 10 to 20 minutes. Indian PM Modi is landing in Kathmandu at 1.30 pm.
A less number of vehicles (relatively than normal days) are seen in the roads here since the morning and major places have been cleaned and decorated to welcome the VVIP guest from the southern neighbour.