Bhubaneswar, Dec 24 (LocalWire) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived Bhubaneswar on Monday afternoon to launch projects worth Rs 14,523 cr in the state.
He reached Bhubaneswar airport from New Delhi around 1 pm.
Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal, Chief Secretary AP Padhi, union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Jual Oram, state Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera and Bhubaneswar Mayor Ananta Jena received him at the airport.
Modi flew to Angul to inaugurate the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar campus.
At a function there, he will release a commemorative coin and postage stamp in memory of Paika Rebellion.
Modi is also scheduled to lay foundation stone for a permanent building of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Berhampur during his Odisha visit.
Modi will also be inaugurating the Archaeological Museum, Lalitgiri, which will add a new facet of tourism in the region and increase the immense potential of employment generation.
The PM will lay the foundation stones of two important pipeline projects worth Rs 7200 crore that will be completed in two years.
The first one is IndianOil’s Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline project and the second, GAIL’s (India) the Bokaro-Angul section of the Jagdishpur-Haldia & Bokaro-Dhamra pipeline (JHBDPL).
The Commissionerate Police said they have beefed up security for Modi’s visit.
At least 2100 police personnel, 300 police official and four Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) have been deployed for the PM’s security.