Aligarh : Preparations are underway on war footing for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Lodha area of Aligarh on Tuesday to lay the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University and Defence Corridor Aligarh node.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister CM Yogi Adityanath Yogi Adityanath and Deputy CM Dr Dinesh Sharma were rushing to Aligarh on Monday noon to review the arrangements.
Both the leaders could stay in Aligarh overnight to take stock of the last minute preparation, officials here on Monday said.
However, preparations were being completed at the venue in Lodha as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s main stage was ready, which will have decorations and other fittings on Tuesday.
Two more platforms are being built on either side of the PM’s platform for BJP MPs, MLAs and office bearers.
Waterlogging after Saturday and Sunday’s rains has been rectified by adding ash, soil and sand. In some places, arrangements have been made to drain the water by digging pits. The main structure has been erected. The top roof has been installed. The arrangements for the movement of people were tested by laying about 5000 chairs here.
Around 11 am, the SPG team rehearsed the landing and take-off with the helicopter since Sunday.
District Magistrate Selva Kumari J herself was monitoring each and every arrangement.
PM is expected to lay the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University and Defense Corridor Aligarh node in Lodha at around 1130 hrs on Tuesday.
The model of the university has been updated after the instructions of CM Yogi.
The proposed model and 3D map of the university has been updated by the Noida-based company Design Associate Incorporated, Architecture, after the suggestion of the Chief Minister, in which the ramparts and upper part of the university were shaped according to the global stature of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh.
According to the updated model, the main building, entrance and other buildings of the university will now be tall and like a historical fort. The ramparts and doors of most of the buildings will be in the form of palaces. Their height and the design of the dome will be visible. These will be in the form of an ancient temple or palace. The university will be visible from the highway, for which a six-lane road will be made from the main gate. This university will be huge and palatial that people will come here to see it. Its main entrance has been designed according to the history of the King.
A senior PWD official said that the updated model had arrived on Sunday.
It will be decorated on Monday near the stage of PM Modi in Lodha, which will be observed by CM Yogi. Here, for those entrepreneurs who have not been able to get land in the Defence Industrial Corridor, preparations are being started for allotment of land in the nearby village of Kiratpur Nimana.