Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir), April 24: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first major visit to Jammu and Kashmir, the police informed that people in Lalian village in the Bishnah area in Jammu reported a suspected case of a blast.
"A suspected blast was reported by villagers in open agricultural land in Lalian village, Bishnah, Jammu," the Jammu and Kashmir Police informed on the day when PM Modi is embarking on his visit.
The probe into the suspected blast is underway.
Meanwhile, security checks are underway at the venue in Palli village in Samba from where the Prime Minister will address the Panchayats across the country on Sunday.
On the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day, the Prime Minister will visit Jammu and Kashmir today and address Gram Sabhas across the country.
He will also inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development initiatives worth around Rs 20,000 crore in Jammu and Kashmir.
During his visit, PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Banihal Qazigund Road tunnel, built at a cost of over Rs 3,100 crore. The 8.45 km long tunnel would shorten the road distance between Banihal and Qazigund by 16 km, and reduce journey time by around one and a half hours.
The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of three road packages of Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway, which are being built at a cost of over Rs 7,500 crore, for the construction of 4/6 lane access controlled Delhi-Katra-Amritsar Expressway, from Balsua on NH-44 to Gurha Baildaran, Hiranagar; Gurha Baildaran, Hiranagar to Jakh, Vijaypur; and Jakh, Vijaypur to Kunjwani, Jammu to enhance connectivity to Jammu Airport.
During his visit, the PM will also lay the foundation stone for Ratle and Kwar Hydroelectric projects. Both projects would help meet the power requirements of the region.
To further expand the network of Jan Aushadi Kendras in Jammu and Kashmir and to make good quality generic medicines at affordable prices available, 100 Kendras are made functional and will be dedicated to the nation by PM Modi.
The PM will also inaugurate a 500 KW solar power plant at Palli, makING it the country's first panchayat to become carbon neutral; will hand over SVAMITVA cards to beneficiaries under the scheme; transfer award money to Panchayats who are winners of awards given across different categories on National Panchayati Raj Day for their achievements; visit the INTACH photo gallery; launch a new initiative named Amrit Sarovar.