Rourkela:22/10/17; Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, made a whirlwind tour of the Sundargarh district and inaugurated several projects besides, participating in four ‘sambardhana’ functions organized by different minority religious groups.
Pattnaik here inaugurated the Modernisation of Rourkela Drinking Water project along with the 100 bedded Mother and Chilod Hospital here. Besides, he also inaugurated the e-library, which is coming up near the Meeting Hall near Uditnagar. The all important drinking water project is being done at a cost of Rs. 90 crores, of which the centre and the state will bear the cost fifty-fifty each. The whole project will be completed within 30 months for which the survey work has been started by the private agency. Executive Engineer PHD here Anup Patel said, “this we are hopeful to complete in one and half years and this will smoothen the drinking water supply in the city besides, enhancing the water storage capacity.” This will have two ground storage reservoirs at Koelnagar and Panposh. There will be several overhead tanks in areas like Bpndamunda, timber Colony, Gopabandhu Colony and other areas. This will enhance the storage capacity by 12 MLD and also automation of 55 MLD water treatment plant. There will be over 198 kilometers of additional pipe lines of different diameters.
The inaugurations of the projects were done at one spot near the Meeting Hall.
Earlier, the CM inaugurated the statue of BR Ambedkar at Uditnagar, before proceeding to the venue of the inauguration of projects.
The CM touched down at Rourkela at around 10.40 am and then proceeded to Kutra by helicopter, where he was honoured by the Catholi9c Education Society of Sundergarh for being the best administrator. Besides, there he also laid the foundation stone for a mini hockey stadium and ITI for Kutra and Koira. There the BJD workers were not allowed into the small meeting and this caused heavy resentment.
Then he flew to Rourkela and participated in a meeting organized by the Muslim Community of Sundergarh at Bhanja Bhawan Complex. Pattnaik called on all to work for the development of the state. Besides, he announced that the ‘Haj quota has been increased by 622.” Soon he proceeded to the meeting organized by the Sikhs of the city at Civic Center , where the community honoured him for being the best administrator. Before that the Jain community of Rourkela also honoured him for the same reason.
Meanwhile, in all he public meetings the locals stalwarts of the party were not visible on the stage. In Civic Centre RDA Chairman and former MLA Sarada Nayak and MLA Raghunathpalli Subrat Tarai were seen following CM to the stage. However, the collector was found to be speaking to them for a while and then retreated back. At airport ex-chairman of Rourkela Municipality Rashmi Bala Mishra was not allowed inside as her name was not in the list