ROURKELA:Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will receive Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rourkela Aerodrome Ground on Wednesday and also attend two separate functions.
This will be Modi’s first visit to Rourkela as the Prime Minister. Before assuming the office, Modi had visited the city to address an election meeting on April 4 last year.
The Chief Minister will land at the aerodrome at 10.05 am and will go to Rourkela Government Hospital, where he would launch the ‘Aahar’ scheme and attend a blood donation camp.
Naveen will return to the aerodrome at 10.50 am and receive the Prime Minister. At 11.20 am, both Modi and Naveen will leave for the Rourkela Steel Plant on the Ring Road.
Both of them will return to the public meeting venue at the Rourkela Aerodrome Ground at 12 pm. Here, the Prime Minister will dedicate the expansion and modernisation projects of Rourkela Steel Plant which has increased its capacity to 4.5 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) from 2 MTPA.
Modi and Naveen will return to the adjacent aerodrome at 1.10 pm and after seeing off Modi, Naveen would depart from Rourkela at 1.30 pm.
Heavy security arrangement has been put in place for the Prime Minister’s visit.