PM Modi's Developmental Blitz: Inaugurations and Foundations Laid for Key Projects in Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep
PM Modi's Developmental Blitz: Inaugurations and Foundations Laid for Key Projects in Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to undertake a visit to Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep on January 2 and 3, during which he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for various developmental projects, as announced by his office on Sunday. On January 2, the Prime Minister will arrive in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, to attend the 38th Convocation Ceremony of Bharathidasan University as the chief guest. Subsequently, he will lay the foundation stone for multiple projects totaling over ₹19,850 crore, encompassing aviation, rail, road, oil and gas, shipping, and higher education sectors. Later, in Lakshadweep's Agatti, he will address a public gathering.

On January 3, the Prime Minister will travel to Kavaratti, Lakshadweep, where he will lay the foundation stone for diverse projects related to telecommunications, drinking water, solar power, and health. The developmental agenda in Tiruchirappalli includes the inauguration of the New Terminal Building at Tiruchirappalli International Airport, costing over ₹1,100 crore. Additionally, PM Modi will dedicate several railway projects, such as the doubling of the rail line section from Madurai to Tuticorin and three electrification projects.

Furthermore, five road sector projects will be dedicated, aiming to enhance safe and rapid travel for the region's residents while improving connectivity to key industrial and commercial centers. The road development projects also include the construction of a 31-km long four-lane road from Mugaiyur to Marakkanam on NH 332A. PM Modi will inaugurate the General Cargo Berth-II at Kamarajar Port and lay the foundation stone for crucial petroleum and natural gas projects valued at over ₹9,000 crore. These projects will contribute towards meeting the energy requirements of the region across industrial, domestic, and commercial sectors.

The Prime Minister will also dedicate the Demonstration Fast Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Plant at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research Kalpakkam, developed at a cost of ₹400 crore. This plant signifies a significant step toward establishing large-scale commercial fast reactor fuel reprocessing plants and is uniquely designed by Indian scientists. In addition, PM Modi will inaugurate the 500-bedded boys' hostel 'AMETHYST' at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Tiruchirappalli.

During his visit to Lakshadweep, PM Modi will lay the foundation stone for development projects exceeding ₹1,150 crore. The Kochi-Lakshadweep Islands Submarine Optical Fiber Connection (KLI-SOFC) project, aimed at significantly boosting internet speed, will be inaugurated. The completion of this project will increase internet speed over 100 times, facilitating improved services in telemedicine, e-governance, education, digital banking, and more.

Additionally, the Low-Temperature Thermal Desalination plant at Kadmat, producing 1.5 lakh litres of clean drinking water daily, will be dedicated. The Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) in all households of Agatti and Minicoy islands will also be inaugurated, along with the first-ever battery-backed solar power project of Lakshadweep, located at Kavaratti. Lastly, the new administrative block and 80 Men barrack in the India Reserve Battalion Complex at Kavaratti will be dedicated to the nation.

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