Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will visit Rourkela city to lay foundation stones and inaugurate several projects on Tuesday. He will stay in the city for two hours.
Rourkela ADM RN Mishra said Patnaik will land at Rourkela air-strip at 10.25 am and drive to Koel Nagar to lay foundation stones for the low-height water storage structure over river Koel and a second Ring Road. It will be followed by inauguration of administrative block of Biju Patnaik University of Technology.
Next, Naveen will dedicate the Basanti Colony road over-bridge for people of Rourkela, inaugurate the 100-bed maternity and child care complex and destitute home on the Rourkela Government Hospital campus and the new building of Rourkela Municipality.
On the last leg of his itinerary, the Chief Minister will launch the ambulance service, distribute agriculture implements to beneficiaries and address a public meeting at Udit Nagar ground. He will leave the city at 12.55 pm for Jharsuguda.
The Chief Minister will also launch a series of welfare schemes during his 40-minute stay in Sambalpur town.
He will also fly to Kuchinda in the district to dedicate a 132/133 KV grid at Khandokata which is expected to resolve power crisis in the sub-division.
On the eve of Naveen’s visit, BJD workers led by district BJD president Rohit Pujari have launched a campaign on his contribution to the district including proposed planetarium, bus terminus, development of VSS UT, GM College, sports complex at a cost of Rs 300 crore besides numerous welfare schemes for the poor and the downtrodden.
On the other hand, the Congress and the BJP have resolved to oppose the visit of the Chief Minister.
A meeting was held by both parties on Monday evening and strategy worked out even as tight security arrangement has been planned in PHED ground where temporary helipad has been prepared.