Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new terminal building at Tiruchirappalli International Airport, and laid the foundation stone of development projects worth more than Rs 20,000 crores in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday (2 January).
The development projects include sectors such as rail, road, oil and gas, and shipping sectors in Tamil Nadu.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister wished a fruitful and prosperous new year to everyone and expressed delight that his first public program in 2024 is taking place in Tamil Nadu.
He said that today’s projects worth more than Rs 20,000 crores will strengthen Tamil Nadu’s progress as he congratulated the people of the state for projects spanning sectors of roadways, railways, ports, airports, energy, and petroleum pipelines.
He said that many of these projects would boost travel and also create thousands of employment opportunities in the state.
Referring to the projects, PM Modi mentioned that the new terminal building at Tiruchirappalli International Airport will increase the capacity by three times and strengthen connectivity towards East Asia, Middle East and other parts of the world.
He noted that the inauguration of the new terminal building will create new opportunities for investments, businesses, education, health and tourism.
He also mentioned the increased connectivity of the airport to national highways through an elevated road. He expressed satisfaction that the Trichy Airport with its infrastructure will introduce the world to Tamil culture and heritage
Referring to the five new railway projects, PM Modi said that they will promote industry and electricity generation. New road projects will connect important centers of faith and tourism like Srirangam, Chidambaram, Rameshwaram, and Vellore.
Referring to the Sagarmala Yojna, the Prime Minister informed that ports in the country are being connected with better roads. He informed that the port capacity and turn-around time of the ships have improved significantly as he mentioned Kamrajar Port, for which the capacity has been doubled.
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