Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 2 laid the foundation stone for development projects worth more than Rs 20,000 crore in Tamil Nadu, marking the start of work in rail connectivity, roads, oil and gas, and shipping.
The projects will strengthen Tamil Nadu’s progress, create employment for thousands and boost travel, he said as he congratulated the people of the state. Modi praised Vijayakanth, the movie actor and leader of Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) party who died on December 28, as a captain in cinema and politics. “Vijayakanth won the hearts of the people through his work and films and kept the national interest above everything.”
Modi dedicated to the nation five road projects and laid the foundation stone for similar work. These include the construction of a 31-km long four-lane road from Mugaiyur to Marakkanam. The road will connect ports on Tamil Nadu’s east coast, enhance road connectivity to the world heritage site Mamallapuram and provide better connectivity to Kalpakkam Atomic Power Plant.