Modi launches slew of projects

They in­clude a coastal ter­mi­nal and ex­pan­sion of air­ports in Chen­nai, Tiruchi

The Hindu - - TAMIL NADU - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

In a brief func­tion that lasted 15 min­utes at Peru­manal­lur near Tirupur on Sun­day, Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi ded­i­cated a slew of projects to the na­tion and laid the foun­da­tion stone for oth­ers.

The schemes were launched in the pres­ence of Chief Min­is­ter Edap­padi K. Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Min­is­ter O. Pan­neer­sel­vam and Gover­nor Ban­war­i­lal Purohit.

The projects that he com­mis­sioned or ded­i­cated to the na­tion in­cluded the first phase of the Chen­nai Metro from Wash­er­man­pet to Tey­nam­pet DMS and the coastal ter­mi­nal of the Bharat Petroleum con­structed at a cost of ₹400 crore. The foun­da­tion stone was laid for the ex­pan­sion of the Tiruchi air­port. He also com­mis­sioned the ex­panded pas­sen­ger ameni­ties at the Chen­nai air­port.

Mr. Modi laid the foun­da­tion stone for the 100-bed ESI hospi­tal in Tirupur and a 470-bed ESI hospi­tal, Postgrad­u­ate In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Sciences and Re­search at K.K. Na­gar in Chen­nai.

SPE­CIAL AR­RANGE­MENT ■

Flag­ging off: From left, Union Min­is­ter Pon Rad­hakr­ish­nan, Gover­nor Ban­war­i­lal Purohit, Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi, Chief Min­is­ter Edap­padi K. Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Min­is­ter O. Pan­neer­sel­vam at the func­tion in Tirupur on Sun­day.

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