Raipur:A multi-layered security blanket has been thrown over Raipur and Rajnandgaon districts for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tour of Chhattisgarh on Saturday.
Modi will launch a number of schemes including the key ‘Rurban mission' at Kurrubhat village in Rajandgaon, while upcoming State capital Naya Raipur will also witness unveiling of several programmes.
The Prime Minister will arrive at the Swami Vivekanand Airport in Raipur at 8-45 a.m. by Air Force's special plane and will leave for Satya Sai Hospital where he will lay foundation stone of dwellings to be constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, a public relation official said here.
Modi will then leave for Kurrubhat by a chopper where large-scale deployments of police and paramilitary forces have been made in and around the village. Modi will launch the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission at around 11 a.m.
Special Protection Group (SPG) officials in coordination with State police and paramilitary officials are dealing with security arrangements, a senior police official said.
The multi-layered security will keep a hawk eye at the venue where everybody will be frisked before entering.
Armed guards have been deployed at all strategic locations, he said, adding patrolling has been intensified in interior forest pockets adjoining Maharashtra border, he said.
Under the Rurban mission, a cluster of smart villages will be developed on lines of smart cities. In the first stage, four districts - Rajnandgaon, Dhamtari, Kabirdham and Bastar - will be covered under the scheme where development works will be carried out in four different clusters which will draw an investment of Rs 120 crore, the public relation official said. Murmunda village cluster in Rajnandgaon will cater to 16 village panchayats.
Modi, on the occasion, will also declare two development blocks of Rajanandgaon - Ambagarh Chowki and Chhuriya - as “open defecation free“.
Similarly, security has been beefed up at Naya Raipur where around 1,500 security personnel will be deployed.
Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday visited the venue at Naya Raipur and took stock of the preparations, he said.
Under the ‘Housing for all' scheme, 40,000 homes will be built for average and lower income group, he said.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister will also lay foundation stone of electronic manufacturing cluster to be set up under the Make In India mission in Naya Raipur.