Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a visit to Tamil Nadu, inaugurated several development projects within the state here on Sunday.He flagged off Chennai Metro Rail Phase-1 from Washermetpet to Vimco Nagar. The 9.05 km long extension of Chennai Metro will connect North Chennai with the airport and Chennai Central Railroad Station.
Prime Minister Modi also inaugurated the fourth railway line between Chennai Beach and Etipattu. The 22.1 km long route, built at a cost of 40 293.40 crores, passes through Chennai and Thiruvallur districts. This will reduce traffic to and around Chennai port. This section of the railway connects Chennai Port and Ennore Port.
PM Modi inaugurated electrification of single-line railway section at Villupuram-Cuddalore-Mayiladuthurai-Thanjavur and Mayiladuthurai-Thiruvarur. , Electrification of this 228-km route completed at a cost of 423 crores, will ensure smooth traffic between Chennai Egmore and Kanyakumari without changing the traction. This can save fuel of about 1 14.61 lakhs per day.
The Prime Minister laid the inspiration stone for expansion, renovation and modernization of the Grand Anicut Canal System here. This canal is extremely important for irrigation within delta districts. The canal is going to be modernized at a cost of 2,640 crores, which can increase the water carrying capacity within the canals.
Modi also laid the inspiration stone of IIT-Madras' invention campus. The campus is going to be built in Thiyur near Chennai. Within the first phase, on the construction of this campus to be built on a neighborhood of 2 lakh square meters. 1,000 crores.