PM to reach Odisha today

Bhubaneswar: Prime minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to reach odisha today. He will land at Biju Patnaik International airport at around 10.25 pm.

He will drive straight from the airport to Raj Bhawan where he will stay over night. On Sunday, he leave for the inauguration ceremony of National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) at around 8.45 am on the outskirts of the capital city. He will spend an hour there.

After inaugurating NISER, PM will leave for Puri to have darshan of Lord Jagannath.

“Will offer prayers at the Jagannath Temple in Puri during my Odisha visit on the 7th,” Modi had tweeted.

The Archaeological Survey of India, which is doing the repair of Jagamhan, will suspend the work to facilitate entry of Modi into sanctum sanctorum.

Police reviewed the security arrangements for PM’s visit to the pilgrim town. As many as 35 platoons of police will be deployed, additional DG Bijayananda Jha said.

One hour before the PM’s visit, the temple would be cleared of all devotees and none would be allowed to enter the premises during his stay.

Later in the day, he will dedicate the 15 million tonne IOCL refinery at Paradip to the nation.
“In Odisha, I will dedicate the National Institute of Science Education & Research and Indian Oil Refinery, Paradip to the nation,” Modi said in his tweet.

Meanwhile, state police and Special Protection Group (SPG) reviewed the security arrangements at Puri and NISER ahead of his visit. Mock drills of carcades were conducted in Bhubaneswar.