Raipur, June 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the modernised extension of Bhilai Steel Plant.
As per an official release, “The modernization includes installation of cutting-edge technologies for improvement in productivity, yield, quality, cost competitiveness, energy efficiency and environmental protection.”
Prior to his visit to the steel plant, the Prime Minister held a roadshow in Bhilai, while he also inaugurated the Integrated Command and Control Centre in Naya Raipur.
Addressing public Modi said “Bhilai did not only make steel, but also lives and society and the country. This new modern steel plant will now help develop new India”.
“Earlier where there were no roads, now airports are being constructed along with roads”, he added.
Modi further stated “Naya Raipur has become the country’s first greenfield smart city. Water, electricity, street lights, sewage, transport and security of the city all will be managed from this centre. This will be an example for smart cities across the country:
“Main maanta hoon kisi tarah ki hinsa ka, har tarah ki saajish ka, ek hi jawab hai-Vikas. Isi vikas se viksit hua vishvaas har tarah ki hinsa ko khatam kar deta hai”.
This is Modi’s second visit to Chhattisgarh in the last two months.
The visit comes ahead of the assembly elections slated to be held in the state later this year.