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Modi visits Tamil Nadu, hands over Arjun Mark 1A tank to Indian Army

Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for several key projects and handed over the Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to the Army, at Chennai

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14 February reached Tamil Nadu’s capital to launch numerous development works. He handed over Arjun Mark 1A tank to the Indian Army.

Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for several key projects and handed over the Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to the Army, at Chennai.

At around 3:30 PM, he laid the foundation stone and dedicate various projects to the nation, at Kochi. “These projects will add crucial momentum to the growth trajectory of these states and help hasten the pace of realizing full development potential,” read the press release by Prime Minister’s office.

The PMO said that these projects will add “crucial momentum” to the growth trajectory of these states and help hasten the pace of realising their full development potential.

Things to be inaugurated by the prime minister in Tamil Nadu:

  • Chennai Metro Rail Phase-I extension
  • the fourth Railway line between Chennai Beach and Attipattu
  • the Railway Electrification of single line section in Villupuram – Cuddalore – Mayiladuthurai – Thanjavur and Mayiladuthurai-Thiruvarur

The prime minister’s itinerary includes functions to lay the foundation stone for the extension, renovation and modernization of the Grand Anicut Canal System will be laid.

The modernisation of the canal, which is crucial for irrigation in the delta districts, will cost Rs 2, 640 crore.

Modi will lay the foundation stone for the Discovery Campus of IIT Madras which will be built, over an area of 2 lakh sqm at Thaiyur near Chennai at an estimated cost of Rs.1000 crore in the first phase.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Kochi in Kerala later in the day.

In Kerala, Modi will dedicate to the nation…

  • the Propylene Derivative Petrochemical Project (PDPP) of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
  • Ro-Ro Vessels at Willingdon Islands, Cochin
  • International Cruise Terminal “Sagarika” at Cochin Port
  • Marine Engineering Training Institute, Vigyana Sagar, Cochin Shipyard Limited

Prime Minister Modi will also lay the foundation stone of Reconstruction of South Coal Berth at Cochin Port, media areported.

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