Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Ahmedabad on Friday morning on a two-day Gujarat visit. During his Gujarat visit, PM Modi is scheduled to launch a host of projects, including the seaplane service between Kevadiya and Ahmedabad.

He will pay homage to former Gujarat CM and his mentor Keshubhai Patel upon his arrival here. Patel, 92, passed away on Thursday following a cardiac arrest.

This will be Modi's first visit to Gujarat which also happens to be his home state, since the coronavirus outbreak in March-end.

The PM will also pay tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the 'Statue of Unity' near Kevadiya on the occasion of birth anniversary of the first Home Minister of independent India on October 31.

Here’s the itinerary of PM Modi for his two-day visit:

·         The PM will first inaugurate the Sardar Patel Zoological Park, popularly known as Jungle Safari, developed near the 182-metre tall "Statue of Unity" which is dedicated to the "Iron Man" of India. The zoo houses wild animals and birds brought from all over the world.

·         Later, the PM will inaugurate a boat service which would operate in the Narmada river between the statue and Shreshth Bharat Bhavan, around 4km away, according to the schedule. The PM is expected to take a boat ride after the inauguration of the service.

·         PM Modi will also inaugurate Ekta Mall near the statue where tourists can buy handicraft items brought from all over the country.

·         In the night, PM Modi would inaugurate the illuminated Cactus Garden and Ekta Nursery. PM Modi will stay overnight at Kevadiya, an official said.

·         On the morning of October 31, PM Modi would first visit the Statue of Unity to pay floral tributes to Sardar Patel on his birth anniversary.

·         On the occasion, a parade, named Ekta Diwas Parade, by Central Armed Police Forces and the Gujarat police will also be organised in PM Modi's presence at 8 am.

·         After speaking at the parade ground near the statue at 8.45 am, PM Modi would interact with civil service probationers, also called Officer Trainees (OTs), through video conferencing.

·         Later in the afternoon, the PM would launch the famed seaplane service connecting Kevadiya and Ahmedabad. A water aerodrome having a floating platform has been built in a lake near the Sardar Sarovar Dam, said the official.

·         The PM would board a seaplane from the lake and reach the Sabarmati Riverfront. He will then wind up his visit and leave for New Delhi.