As a result of the accident, PM Modi's event on Saturday has been cancelled, announced Chief Minister Raman Singh after touring the spot.

PM Modi was scheduled to visit Naya Raipur to inaugurate Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) and police headquarters there. He was also scheduled to lay foundation stone for construction of 40,000 LIG and EWS affordable houses for marginalised people in Naya Raipur.

However, the Prime Minister's programme in Dantewada will go on as scheduled.

He will visit naxal-affected Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday to take stock of socio-economic development initiatives being taken there.

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Two projects for setting up of ultra mega steel plant and second phase of Rowghat-Jagdalpur railway line will be inaugurated during PM's visit, state government officials said.

The Prime Minister will be visiting an education city, aimed at providing education to under-privileged children living in the area. He will also be interacting with the students there, they said.

PM Modi will also visit a livelihood college, that has been imparting necessary skills to youths living in Dantewada region to help them get suitable employment opportunities.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for setting up of the ultra-mega steel plant at Dilmili village in Dantewada, with a capacity of three million tonne every year, will be signed during PM Modi's visit.

Another MoU for second phase of railway-link between Rowghat and Jagdalpur will be inked during the PM's visit. The 140-km rail link, to be constructed at a cost of Rs 24,000 crore, will connect Bastar region with important cities of the state like Raipur, Bilaspur and Durg. The rail link will also help in easy and cheaper transportation of iron ore for industries.

Dantewada, a worst Naxal-affected district of Chhattisgarh, under Bastar region is rich in mineral resources, especially iron ore. The area has been witnessing Naxal attacks in the past.


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