New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit both poll bound south states; Tamil Nadu and Kerala on February 14 for the inauguration of several developmental projects.
Details of his visit were released by PMO on Friday in a statement, that includes inauguration of Chennai Metro Rail Phase-I extension, which was built at a cost of Rs 3770 crore, and will commission the passenger services from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar, linking North Chennai with the Airport and Central Railway Station.
He will also unveil the fourth Railway line between Chennai Beach and Attipattu, the Railway Electrification of single line section in Villupuram-Cuddalore-Mayiladuthurai-Thanjavur and Mayiladuthurai-Thiruvarur.
PM Modi will also hand over the state-of-the-art warfare, Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to the Indian Army. This tank has been indigenously designed, developed and manufactured by CVRDE, DRDO along with 15 academic institutions, eight labs and several MSMEs.
In the afternoon, Modi will then travel to Kerala where he will lay the foundation stones of projects at Kochi. These include the Propylene Derivative Petrochemical Project (PDPP) of BPCL, Ro-Ro Vessels at Willingdon Islands, the International Cruise Terminal ‘Sagarika’ at Cochin Port, the Marine Engineering Training Institute, Vigyana Sagar, Cochin Shipyard Ltd.
Later in the day, he will reportedly lay the foundation stone of reconstructing South Coal Berth at Cochin Port.