PM Modi visiting several southern states including Tamil Nadu, Kerala and more
PM Modi will be visiting Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep for two days from January 2nd. He will inaugurate various developmental projects. Here is what PM Modi has to say:
“Over the next two days, I will be attending various programs in Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep andI look forward to being among the people of Lakshadweep. Development works worth Rs. 1150 crore would either be inaugurated or their foundation stones would be laid. These works include projects relating to better internet connectivity, ensuring clean drinking water supply, solar energy, healthcare, and more,”
Here is his schedule:
PM Modi will reach Tamil Nadu on January 2nd to attend the 38th convocation ceremony of Bharathidasan University in Tiruchirappalli and give awards to students and address them. He will also inaugurate the new terminal at Tiruchirappalli. This terminal has been developed for over 1100 crore. This terminal can support over 44,00,000 passengers at a time. The PM will also dedicate several railway projects to the nation including - the doubling of 41.4 Km Salem–Magnesite Junction–Omalur–Mettur Dam section; the doubling of rail line section of 160 Km from Madurai - Tuticorin; three projects for rail line electrification viz Tiruchchirappalli- Manamadurai- Virudhunagar; Virudhunagar – Tenkasi Junction; Sengottai – Tenkasi Junction - Tirunelveli- Tiruchendur.
Modi will inaugurate the General Cargo Berth-II (Automobile Export/Import Terminal-II & Capital Dredging Phase-V) of Kamarajar Port and lay the foundation stone of important Petroleum and Natural Gas projects worth more than ₹9,000 crore, and the Demonstration Fast Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Plant (DFRP) at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) in Kalpakkam. Apart from these, he will also inaugurate the 500-bed boys’ hostel ‘AMETHYST’ of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Tiruchirappalli.
. According to the official release, the PM will inaugurate the Kochi-Lakshadweep Islands Submarine Optical Fiber Connection (KLI - SOFC) project in a move to resolve the challenge of slow internet speed in the union territory.
He will also inaugurate the Low-Temperature Thermal Desalination (LTTD) plant at Kadmat, which will produce 1.5 lakh liters of clean drinking water every day, and the Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) in all households of Agatti and Minicoy islands.
“Other projects which are dedicated to Nation include the solar power plant at Kavaratti, which is the first-ever battery-backed solar power project of Lakshadweep. Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the renovation of Primary Health Care facility in Kalpeni and the construction of five model Anganwadi Centres (Nand Ghars) in the five islands of Androth, Chetlat, Kadmat, Agatti and Minicoy,” the release said.