PM to visit TN and Pondy tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Tamilnadu and Puducherry on 25 February.
The Prime Minister’s Office said that Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various development initiatives in Puducherry at 11.30am, following which, he will go to Coimbatore around 4 pm and dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple infrastructure projects worth over Rs 12, 400 crores.

Modi will dedicate to the nation the Neyveli New Thermal Power Project. According to the Prime Minister’s Office, it is a lignite based power plant designed for power generation capacity of 1000 MW, and has two units of 500 MW capacity each. Built at a cost of about Rs 8000 crore.
The power plant will utilise lignite as fuel from the existing mines of Neyveli, which have sufficient lignite reserves for meeting the lifetime requirement of the project. The power generated would benefit TamilnaduKeralaKarnatakaAndhra PradeshTelangana and Puducherry, with Tamilnadu having the major share of about 65 per cent.

Modi will lay the foundation stone of the extension, renovation and modernisation of the Lower Bhavani Project System. The Bhavanisagar Dam and the canal systems were completed in the year 1955.
Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a 5MW grid-connected ground-based solar power plant at V.O.Chidambaranar Port.