During the visit of PM Modi in Tamil Nadu and Kerala on 14th February, he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for several key projects in both the states.

Key projects will be inaugurated

PM Modi will lay the foundation stone and inaugurate understated projects in both the states:

  1. PM Inauguration of 9 kilometer long Chennai Metro Rail Phase-I extension at Tamil Nadu. It has been completed at a cost of Rupees 3770 crore. It will link North Chennai with Airport and Central Railway Station.
  2. Inauguration of fourth Railway line of 22.1 kilometer in between the Chennai Beach and Attipattu. The cost of the project is over Rupees 293 crore.
  3. Inauguration of Railway Electrification of single line section of 228 kilometer route in between Villupuram, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Thanjavur and Mayiladuthurai.
  4. The Foundation stone of the extension, renovation and modernization of the Grand Anicut Canal System that will be completed at the cost of Rupees 2640 crore.
  5. The Foundation stone of the Discovery Campus of Indian Institute of Technology Madras to be built at Thaiyur near Chennai with the estimate cost of Rupees 1000 crore.
  6. The Inauguration of Propylene Derivative Petrochemical Project of BPCL in Kerala. It will produce Acrylic Acid, Acrylates and Oxo-Alcohol.
  7. The Inauguration of Ro-Ro Vessels at Cochin’s Willingdon Islands.
  8. The Inauguration of the International Cruise Terminal ‘Sagarika’ at Cochin Port.
  9. The Inauguration of the Marine Engineering Training Institute, Vigyana Sagar, at Cochin Shipyard Limited.
  10. The Foundation stone for the Reconstruction of South Coal Berth at Cochin Port.

Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A)

During the visit, PM Modi will hand over the Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to the Army in Chennai. The MK-1A tank is indigenously designed, developed and manufactured by CVRDE (Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment), Defence Research and Development Organisation in collaboration with 15 academic institutions, 8 labs and certain MSMEs.

PM to visit Tamil Nadu & Kerala