On his maiden visit to Telangana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s schedule is quite busy today as he will be inaugurating a number of programmes besides laying down the foundation stone for the first phase of NTPC’s Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (STPP). The first and the foremost thing PM will do is inaugurating Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s pet project ‘Mission Bhageeratha’. The Rs 40,000-crore pipeline water project ‘Mission Bhageeratha’ aims to provide safe drinking water at Komatibanda of Gajwel in Medak district of the state.
With the implementation of ‘Mission Bhageeratha’, around 67 thousand houses of Gajwel district will get access to safe drinking water. The state government has made all the security arrangements for PM’s visit and over 5,000 security personnel will be deployed. PM will lay down the foundation stone for the first phase of the NTPC project and will inaugurate 1200 MW Singareni Thermal power plant. The Rs 10,600 crore NTPC power project will be implemented in two phases – 1600 MW in Phase I and 2400 MW in Phase II. PM Narendra Modi is also scheduled to lay the foundation stones for the revival of Ramagundam Fertiliser Factory, Kothapalli- Manoharabad railway line, Kaloji Narayana Rao Health Universitiy at Warangal and will dedicate 1200 mw power project by state-run Singareni Collieries.
Later in the day, PM will address public meetings at Gajwel and at LB Stadium in Hyderabad.
“Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao invited the Prime Minister to the state to participate in various programmes and accordingly, the Prime Minister for the first time visiting Telangana on August 7,” said a state government release.
The prominent personalities to be present during the occasion includes CM K Chandrashekar Rao, Union Minister of State Power Piyush Goyal, AP Governor E S L Narasimhan and Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya.