Mumbai, Nov. 8 -- Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on Monday virtually laid the foundation stone and various road projects in a bid to boost the pilgrimage in Maharashtra's Pandharpur. The projects are designed to facilitate pilgrims' journey to Pandharpur, a town associated with Sant Tukaram and Sant Dnyaneshawar.

The foundation stone was laid for the 221-km Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi Marg between Diveghat and Mohol, and 130km Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Marg from Patas to Tondale - Bondale. The corridor is popularly known as Pandharpur Wari or the pilgrimage route. The project is implemented by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central government used the event to score a point...