In a monumental move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiates a transformative wave, dedicating, inaugurating, and laying foundations for key projects across multiple sectors, injecting vitality into Tamil Nadu’s growth trajectory.
Tamil Nadu, January 02, 2024 – In a significant move towards bolstering infrastructure and economic growth, Prime Minister Modi is set to inaugurate, dedicate, and lay the foundation stone for a slew of development projects collectively valued at over Rs 19,850 crore. The multifaceted initiatives span across aviation, rail, road, oil and gas, shipping, and higher education sectors, promising a transformative impact on the region’s landscape.
At the Tiruchirappalli public program, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the state-of-the-art New Terminal Building at Tiruchirappalli International Airport. With an investment exceeding Rs 1100 crore, this two-level international terminal boasts cutting-edge amenities, designed to accommodate over 44 lakh passengers annually, with a capacity for 3500 passengers during peak hours.
Dedicating several railway projects to the nation, the PM will mark the completion of vital endeavors, including the doubling of the Salem–Magnesite Junction–Omalur–Mettur Dam section, doubling of the Madurai-Tuticorin rail line, and electrification of key rail routes like Tiruchchirappalli-Manamadurai-Virudhunagar, Virudhunagar–Tenkasi Junction, and Sengottai–Tenkasi Junction–Tirunelveli–Tiruchendur. These initiatives are expected to enhance rail capacity for both freight and passenger transport, thereby contributing significantly to economic development and job creation in Tamil Nadu.
The dedication of five road sector projects, including the expansion of NH-81 and NH-785 sections, aims to facilitate safer and faster travel, improving connectivity to industrial and commercial hubs such as Trichy, Srirangam, Chidambaram, Rameshwaram, and others.
Furthermore, the inauguration of General Cargo Berth-II at Kamarajar Port signifies a strategic move towards strengthening the country’s trade, thereby stimulating economic growth and employment generation.
In a noteworthy development for the Petroleum and Natural Gas sector, the PM will dedicate projects worth over Rs 9000 crore, including IOCL’s 488 km long natural gas pipeline and HPCL’s 697 km long Vijayawada-Dharmapuri Multiproduct Petroleum Pipeline. These endeavors, coupled with the laying of the foundation stone for additional projects, are crucial steps towards fulfilling the energy requirements of the region, paving the way for substantial employment generation.
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Highlighting India’s prowess in the field of atomic research, the PM will also dedicate the Demonstration Fast Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Plant (DFRP) at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam. Developed at a cost of Rs 400 crore, the DFRP showcases unique design capabilities, marking a significant stride towards establishing large-scale commercial fast reactor fuel reprocessing plants, all achieved through the ingenuity of Indian scientists.
Equipped with a unique design capable of reprocessing both carbide and oxide fuels from fast reactors, this facility signifies a groundbreaking stride towards establishing large-scale commercial fast reactor fuel reprocessing plants. The inauguration underscores India’s self-reliance in cutting-edge technology and positions the nation as a global leader in the field of atomic research.
The collective inauguration, dedication, and foundation stone-laying ceremonies, spanning various sectors, underscore the government’s commitment to comprehensive development and infrastructure enhancement, fostering economic growth, and generating employment opportunities in the vibrant state of Tamil Nadu.