Both the leaders are likely to arrive here around 4:00 PM at the Babatpur Airport. They will be received at the airport, among others, by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Union Ministers Manoj Sinha and Kalraj Mishra.
The entire 22-km-long route, from Babatpur airport to the Dashashwamedh Ghat, is dotted with posters, banners and banners of various designs, welcoming the two Prime Ministers.
Some of these also carry messages in the Japanese script. Roads have been freshly macadamized while traffic restrictions have been in place since last night itself.
Here are some pics of Varanasi ready to welcome Modi-Abe
Preparations are in full swing to welcome Japanese PM Abe
Varanasi gears to welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today.
Dashashwamedh Ghat ready to greet PM Abe
All preparations are put in place to welcome visiting Japanese Prime Minister today.
Spectacular Dashashwamedh Ghat prepares to greet Modi, Abe
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will visit Varanasi today.
Roads decorated with posters to welcome PM Abe
Various posters, banners put up on way to Dashashwamedh Ghat welcoming both the prime ministers.
Modi, Abe arrive in Varanasi
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi arrive in Varanasi.
PM Shinzo Abe arrives in Varanasi with PM Modi
PM Shinzo Abe arrives in Varanasi with PM Modi to a red carpet welcome on Saturday evening.
PM Abe in Varanasi
Accompanied by his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on a special Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft, Abe, who waved as he alighted, was received by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.