Modi set to visit TN again

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who inaugurated a slew of completed projects in Tamilnadu on Sunday is scheduled to visit Tamilnadu again on 25 Februray, sources said.

Though Modi’s visit on Sunday comes ahead of elections it was largely apolitical, his second visit may focus on election strategy as well.

During his visit on Sunday, Modi inaugurated projects worht Rs 4.4 crores for the State. Indigenous Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) was handed over to the army by Modi, he called Tamil Nadu a “Tank hub” of India.

He flagged off the Chennai Metro Rail Phase-1 extension from Washermanpet to Wimco Nagar, built at a cost of Rs 3,770 crore.

The 9.05-km extension of Chennai Metro will connect North Chennai with the airport and Chennai Central Railway Station. Prime Minister Modi also inaugurated the fourth railway line between Chennai Beach and Attipattu. The 22.1-km stretch, constructed at a cost of Rs 293.40 crore, that passes through Chennai and Thiruvallur districts.

Modi inaugurated the electrification of single-line railway section at Villupuram-Cuddalore-Mayiladuthurai-Thanjavur and Mayiladuthurai-Thiruvarur, a 228-km route, completed at a cost of Rs 423 crore.

The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for expansion, renovation and modernisation of the Grand Anicut Canal System.
Modi also laid the foundation stone of the Discovery Campus of IIT-Madras.