Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Saturday, in which he is expected to spell out the roadmap ahead after the expiry of the 50-day period for depositing of demonetised notes on Friday.

This will be his second address to the nation since his announcement in a similar address on November 8 to scrap Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes.

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While announcing the landmark decision, he had asked the people to give 50 days for rolling it out. Against this backdrop, the Prime Minister may speak about the roadmap ahead, especially on the steps to ease the cash flow that has been a major problem ever since demonetisation took place.

There is a possibility that some announcements might be made to coincide with the deadline to deposit old currency ending.

According to a report by The Times of India, PM Modi's speech will be broadcast live and he is expected to mention the positive aspects of demonetisation. A day before, on Friday, there will be a town hall meeting at Talkatora Stadium in Delhi.

At Friday's event, PM Modi is likely to announce the winners of Lucky Grahak Yojana, the scheme for a making India cashless economy by encouraging digital payments. He may also declare Tihar Jail as a digitally-enabled institution, the report adds.

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He may also speak on the steps to deal with the problems the economy faces after the demonetisation.

The Prime Minister in his public meetings in the last few weeks has been urging the people to bear with the pain following the government's decision and that it would start easing gradually once the 50-day period is over

On Tuesday, PM Modi had met economists and experts at a meeting in Niti Aayog to discuss the current economic situation.

(With inputs from PTI)