Hyderabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed at Hakimpet air force station on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Saturday as part of his three-city whirlwind tour to check on the progress made in developing a vaccine against the Coronavirus pandemic.
Modi was received around 1 p.m. by a few officials of Telangana, including Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Director General of Police Mahender Reddy and Medchal Malkajgiri collector Swetha Mohanty.
At the Bharat Biotech facility in Hyderabad, was briefed about their indigenous COVID-19 vaccine. Congratulated the scientists for their progress in the trials so far. Their team is closely working with ICMR to facilitate speedy progress. pic.twitter.com/C6kkfKQlbl
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 28, 2020
As confirmed by a CMO official, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrsekhar Rao and Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan were not present to receive Modi.
It is a known tradition for a state CM and Governor to receive a prime minister when he visits any state on behalf of the state government and people
From the airport, Modi proceeded by road to Bharat Biotech company.