According to official sources, American aircraft maker Boeing will open its new global engineering and technology centre campus close to this location on January 19 under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The aircraft giant’s greatest investment outside of the United States, the 43-acre state-of-the-art Boeing India Engineering and Technology Centre (BIETC) campus was built at an estimated cost of ₹1,600 crore.

According to them, the campus at High Tech Defence and Aerospace Park in Devanahalli, on the outskirts of the city, will serve as a springboard for collaborations with India’s thriving startup scene and the private and public sectors. It will also aid in the development of next-generation goods and services for the world’s aerospace and defence markets.

The “Boeing Sukanya Programme,” which “aims to support the entry of more girl children from across India into the country’s growing aviation sector,” will also be introduced by the prime minister, according to an official.

“The programme will provide opportunities for girls and women to learn critical skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) fields and train for jobs in the aviation sector,” added the official.

The program aims to encourage young girls to pursue STEM careers by setting up STEM labs at 150 designated locations. According to him, it will also give scholarships to female students pursuing pilot training.

Furthermore, an official statement states that on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would launch or lay the foundation stones of many development projects in Solapur, Maharashtra. He is slated to lay the foundation stones for eight AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) projects worth approximately Rs 2,000 crore in the southern Maharashtra city at a public session that begins at around 10.45 am, according to the statement.

Additionally, he will dedicate over 90,000 urban homes constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

Furthermore, according to the statement, the PM will dedicate 15,000 homes owned by the Raynagar Housing Society in Solapur, which benefits thousands of “handloom workers, vendors, powerloom workers, rag pickers, Bidi workers, and drivers”.

During the ceremony, Modi would also begin distributing the first and second instalments to 10,000 PM-SVANIDHI recipients in Maharashtra, it was added.

An alert on possible traffic jams during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city on Friday, January 19, 2024, has been released by the Greater Chennai City Traffic Police (GCTP).