Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to make an official visit to Bengaluru on Friday, marking his participation in the inaugural ceremony of the Boeing India Engineering and Technology Centre (BIETC). Additionally, he will launch the Boeing Sukanya Programme, an initiative aimed at empowering women in the aviation sector in India.
The Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, is scheduled to welcome PM Modi at Bengaluru International Airport at 2:10 p.m. The launch events are slated to take place between 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m., with CM Siddaramaiah also seeing off the Prime Minister at 3:55 p.m.
According to R. Ashoka, the Leader of the Opposition, PM Modi will formally inaugurate the BIETC, established with a capital investment of Rs 1,600 crore in a sprawling 43-acre campus. Alongside this, he will unveil the Boeing Sukanya Programme, designed to provide skill training opportunities for young women aspiring to join the aviation sector.
B.Y. Vijayendra, the BJP State President, extended a warm welcome to Prime Minister Modi for the inauguration of BEITC at Bhattaramaranahalli near Devanahalli town.
Former Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai conveyed a hearty welcome on behalf of all Kannada people to Prime Minister Modi.
The new Boeing campus in Devanahalli, situated close to Bengaluru International Airport, is a cutting-edge aerospace park and is recognized as the largest Boeing facility outside the United States. Officials have highlighted its role as a cornerstone for collaboration with India's vibrant startup, private, and government ecosystem, contributing to the development of next-generation products and services for the global aerospace and defense industry.
The Boeing Sukanya programme, part of this initiative, aims to facilitate the entry of more girls from across India into the burgeoning aviation sector.
To ensure smooth traffic management during PM Modi's visit, advisories have been issued by the traffic police in Bengaluru from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Commuters to the airport are mandated to use Ballary Road, and passengers are advised to plan their travel accordingly, taking into account the anticipated traffic restrictions on Friday.
(With Agency Inputs)