Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday handed over the Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to the Indian Army in Chennai. This tank is designed, developed and manufactured indigenously. Along with this, PM Modi, who arrived in Chennai, also launched several other development projects here.
These projects are examples of Innovation and Swadeshi, which will further promote the development of the country. Apart from this, the Prime Minister also paid tribute to MG Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa. Let me tell you that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a tour of Tamil Nadu and Kerala today. The city of Chennai was full of enthusiasm, energy and creativity regarding PM Modi’s visit, which was also mentioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address. During the roadshow in Chennai, the PM accepted the greeting.
Let PM Modi inaugurate the Chennai Metro Rail Phase-1 extension at a cost of ₹ 3,770 crore. He also flagged off passenger services from Washermenpet to Vimco Nagar.
The nine-decimal-five-km stretch of metro rail will connect North Chennai to the airport and the Central Railway Station. PM Modi also inaugurated the fourth 22-km railway line between Chennai Beach and Attipattu today. Built at a cost of ₹ 293.40 crore, the 22.1 km stretch passes through Chennai and Thiruvallur districts and will ease traffic in and around Chennai port. Prime Minister Modi also laid the foundation stone of the Discovery Campus of IIT Madras.
In the first phase, the construction of this campus to be built in an area of more than 2 lakh square meters will cost ₹ 1000 crores. The Prime Minister also inaugurated the electrification of Villupuram-Cuddalore-Thanjavur and Maladooturai-Thiruvarur railways. This 228 km electrification, completed at a cost of Rs 423 crore, will facilitate the smooth movement of trains between Chennai Egmore and Kanyakumari without changing the traction.
PM Modi laid the foundation stone for expansion, renovation and modernization of the Grand Anicut Canal System in the delta districts. The canal will be modernized at a cost of ₹ 2,640 crore, thereby increasing the water carrying capacity in the canals. Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the fourth railway line between Chennai Beach and Attipattu. The 22.1 km stretch, constructed at a cost of ₹ 293.40 crore, passes through the Chennai and Thiruvallur districts and will facilitate traffic in and around Chennai port.
Chennai is full of energy and enthusiasm PM Modi said that Chennai is full of energy and enthusiasm. It is a city of knowledge and creativity. From here, we undertake major infrastructure projects. These projects symbolize innovation and indigenous development. He also said, “The Chennai Metro Phase-I project is completed on schedule despite the global pandemic.
Its civil construction activities were completed by Indian contractors, which symbolize self-reliant India.” Electrification will prove to be a boon for delta districts The Prime Minister said, “The electrification of many projects will prove to be a boon for the delta districts.
Better connectivity leads to increased convenience and trade. This 228 km long line will ensure faster movement of food grains”. Tributes paid to the martyrs of Pulwama Prime Minister Modi also remembered the soldiers who were martyred in the Pulwama attack.
He said the Pulwama attack took place on this day two years ago. We pay tribute to all the martyrs that we lost in the attack. We are proud of our security forces. Their bravery will continue to inspire generations.