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PM’s Punjab visit cancelled due to security breach

5/01/2022 at 3:34 PM

New Delhi, Jan 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab’s Ferozepur on Wednesday was called off citing “major security lapse”.

The PM was stuck on a flyover for 15-20 minutes due to the road being blocked by some protesters, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said in a statement.

The MHA has taken cognisance of this serious security lapse has sought a detailed report from the state government.

The PM was scheduled to lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than Rs 42,750 crore.

These projects include Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway; four laning of Amritsar – Una section; Mukerian – Talwara New Broad Gauge railway line; PGI Satellite Centre at Ferozepur and two new medical colleges at Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur.

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