PM Modi lays foundation for 11 infra projects worth Rs 31,500 cr in Chennai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone for 11 infrastructure projects worth Rs 31,500 crore at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor stadium. He said the emphasis on road building in the state was clearly visible and it was being done with the economic development of the region in mind. He also handed over the keys to houses built under the Light House program to five of the 150 beneficiaries.
Narendra Modi, addressing the gigantic gathering, said the Tamil language is eternal and Tamil culture is global. He said it was always wonderful to be back in Tamil Nadu and said the people, language and culture of the land were exceptional.
Praising Tamil culture and society, Narendra Modi said that the people of Tamil Nadu excel in all areas and said that from Chennai in Canada, Madurai in Malaysia, Namakkal in New York and Salem to South Africa, the chances of Puthandu and Pongal are filled with great fervor.
He said it was called the eternal and global Tamil culture.
He said the Bangalore-Chennai Expressway will connect two key growth centers and added that the four-lane elevated road linking Chennai Port to Maduravoyal will make Chennai Port more efficient and decongest city traffic.
The Prime Minister said, “We want our children to live a better life,” adding that the most important prerequisite for that was top quality infrastructure and said countries that have prioritized infrastructure development are developed countries from developing countries.
He said the expansion of the railway sections from Neraluru to Dharmapuri and from Meensuruti to Chidambaram will have many benefits and added that he was pleased that five stations are being redeveloped. The Prime Minister said that this development and modernization is being done with the needs of the future in mind.
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