Watch: PM Modi Addresses a Rally in Chhattisgarh’s Bhilai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Chhattisgarh’s Bhilai on Thursday, 14 June, after holding a roadshow and inaugurating a modernised Bhilahi steel plant.
“Atal ji envisioned this state, and it is a pleasure to see it developing,” said the prime minister during his address.
Earlier, where there were no roads in the state. Now airports are being constructed along with roads. Naya Raipur has become the country’s first greenfield smart city. Water, electricity, street lights, sewage, transport and security of the city all will be managed from this centre. This will be an example for smart cities across the country.PM Narendra Modi in Bhilai
Arriving in Chhattisgarh for a one-day visit, PM Modi also took take part in programmes in Naya Raipur – the upcoming capital city of the state.
This is Modi's second visit to the poll-bound state in the last two months.
Apart from the steel plant, Modi also inaugurated the Integrated Command and Control Centre at Naya Raipur.
He is also scheduled to inaugurate the Raipur-Jagdalpur air service in Bhilai under the Centre's 'Udaan' scheme, and lay the foundation stone for the new building of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhilai.
Apart from the inaugurations, a public meeting at Jayanti Stadium in Bhilai will also be addressed by the PM.
Through the Integrated Command and Control Centre in Naya Raipur, water supply, power supply, sanitation, traffic movement, integrated building management, city connectivity and internet infrastructure (data centre) and monitoring of the complete city will be carried out, a government official said.
The Command and Control Centre will be managed through GIS platform, where the residents can register their complaints regarding service dysfunction through helpline numbers, he added.
The PM will also distribute laptops under Suchna Kranti Yojana scheme to five students apart from distribution of citations, cheques and materials to select beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Matri Vandana Yojana, Standup and Mudra Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Scheme, Mukhya Mantri Aabadi Patta Vitaran Yojana.
Massive security arrangements have been made in the capital and Bhilai for the PM's visit.
Modi's visit assumes significance for the ruling BJP, which is eyeing to retain power for the fourth consecutive term in the Assembly polls due by the end of the year in the state.