Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi foreign visits cost Rs.1485 crore since 2014. The foreign travel expenses details of PM Modi were shared at the Rajya Sabha by Minister of State for External Affairs.
Based on Mr. Singh’s answer, Mr. Modi traveled a maximum of 24 nations in the year of 2015-16 followed by 19 countries in 2017-18 and 18 nations in 2016-17.
According to the statistics, a sum of 1,088.42 INR crore was spent on maintenance of their PM’s airplane and Rs. 387.26 crore on chartered planes during June 15, 2014, and June 10, 2018.
The details provided by Mr. Singh didn’t include expenditure on hotline facilities throughout his overseas visits in 2017-18 and 2018-19. The expense of chartered flights to get visits from 2018-19 was also not included.
The price for chartered flights to international destinations in 2014-15 has been Rs. 93.76 crore while in 2015-16, it had been Rs. 117 crore. In 2016-17, the cost has been Rs. 76.27 crore and also in 2017-18, the expense of chartered flight was Rs. 99.32 crore.
In 2014-15, PM Modi had seen 13 nations with the first one to Bhutan in June 2014. In 2018, PM Modi visited 10 nations with the previous one being to China last month.
A cost of Rs. 1,484 crore was incurred on chartered flights, maintenance of aircraft and also hotline facilities throughout Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visits to 84 countries since June 2014, according to the government.
Prime Minister visited a total of 84 nations in 42 overseas trips since taking over as prime minister in May 2014.
“Diplomatic outreach during this period (since May 2014) has included first-ever visits from India to several countries in the head of the government level,” Singh said. He said the outreach has led to the enhanced engagement of India’s overseas partners in its flagship programs.
The entire expenditure on hotline was Rs. 9.12 crore. The details of PM Modi’s foreign travel expenditure under the three heads were shared at the Rajya Sabha by VK Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs.