Last Updated: Jan 01, 2024
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a two-day visit to Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep beginning tomorrow. Mr Modi will reach Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu where he will attend the 38th Convocation Ceremony of Bharathidasan University tomorrow. He will be the Chief Guest for the event. Prime Minister will also inaugurate, dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth over 19,850 crore rupees related to aviation, rail, road, oil and gas, shipping and higher education sectors at a public programme in Tiruchirappalli tomorrow. Mr Modi will also dedicate to the nation multiple railway projects. These include the project for doubling of 41.4 Km Salem-Magnesite Junction-Omalur-Mettur Dam section; project for doubling of rail line section of 160 Km from Madurai – Tuticorin; and three projects for rail line electrification viz TiruchchirappalliManamadurai- Virudhunagar; Virudhunagar – Tenkasi Junction; Sengottai – Tenkasi Junction – TirunelveliTiruchendur. Prime Minister will dedicate five road sector projects which includes 39 km four lane road for Trichy – Kallagam section of NH-81; 60 km long 4/2-laning of Kallagam – Meensurutti section of NH-81; 29 km four-lane road of Chettikulam – Natham section of NH-785; 80 km long two lane with paved shoulder of Karaikudi -Ramanathapuram section of NH-536; and 44 km long four laning of section of NH-179A Salem – Tirupathur – Vaniyambadi Road. Mr Modi will also dedicate to the nation the General Cargo Berth-II of Kamarajar Port. He will also dedicate to the nation the Demonstration Fast Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Plant (DFRP) at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam. Afterwards, Prime Minister will reach Agatti, Lakshadweep where he will address a public function.
On Wednesday, Mr Modi will reach Kavaratti, Lakshadweep, where he will dedicate to nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects in Lakshadweep related to sectors such as telecommunications, drinking water, solar power and health, among others. Prime Minister will dedicate to the Nation the Low Temperature Thermal Desalination (LTTD) plant at Kadmat. 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. Mr Modi 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.