PM to lay foundation stone for IIT, IIIT buildings

PM to lay foundation stone for IIT, IIIT buildings

A panoramic view of the venue of PM Narendra Modi's campaigning rally to be held near Gabbur Cross in Hubballi on February 10.

Before kick-starting the BJP’s campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in the State, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for a few important projects, and inaugurate some developmental works in Hubballi on Sunday (February 10) evening.

After inspecting the preparations for the campaigning rally at the KLE Society’s land near Gabbur Cross on the outskirts of the City on Thursday, MP Pralhad Joshi told media persons that the prime minister would lay the foundation stone for the construction of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Dharwad) building at a cost of Rs 1,200 crore, and the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) building at a cost of Rs 110 crore.

Modi would also initiate the piped gas line project implemented on an experimental basis in around 500 houses at Navanagar. CNG station in Dharwad and 2,000 houses built under Pradhan Mantri Avas Yojana (PMAY) would also be inaugurated by the Prime Minister on the occasion. Joshi said.

All these would be held at a place near Gabbur Cross itself, he said.

Inauguration of the super-speciality hospital of the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (Kims) was also planned, but it was dropped as the facility is not yet ready.

‘Atalji stage’

MLA Jagadish Shettar noted that the event venue is named as Vijay Sankalp Maidan, while the main stage is named after Atalji.

The leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly B S Yeddyurappa, Union Ministers D V Sadanand Gowda, Ramesh Jigjinagi and Ananthkumar Hegde, and others would take part in the rally, which would be attended by people of Dharwad, Haveri, Gadag, and Uttara Kannada districts. Around 90,000 chairs have been arranged for the event, Shettar added.

Mayor Sudhir Saraf, Deputy Mayor Menaka Hurali, BJP leaders Ma Nagaraj, Nagesh Kalburgi, and others were present.

The BJP leaders also held a meeting with the party workers who are in different committees formed for the rally arrangements. The publicity campaign was also launched by pasting posters on autorickshaws.

SPG inspects

Earlier, the Special Protection Group (SPG) officials inspected the security arrangements at the rally venue, and they also held a meeting with elected representatives and officials.

Deputy Commissioner Deepa Cholan, Police Commissioner M N Nagaraj, and others were present.