Tiruppur, Feb 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated a slew of projects, including the passenger services on the last stretch of the underground Chennai Metro stretch between AG-DMS and Washermenpet, marking the completion of the Phase-1 of the project.
Mr Modi inaugurated the stretch through video-conferencing from Tiruppur where he also laid the foundation stone for the Rs 2,467 crore modernisation of Chennai International Airport Phase-II and for new Integrated Terminal Building of Tiruchirapalli International airport to be constructed at a cost of Rs 951.28 crore.
He also dedicated to the Nation BPCL Ennore Coastal Installation and the New Crude Oil pipeline from Chennai Port to CPCL Manali Refinery in the presence of Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and Union Ministers.
Mr Modi also inaugurated the ESI Hosptial with 100-bedded facility at Tiruppur and ESI Medical College and Hospital with 470-bed facility at KK Nagar in Chennai.
Later, the Prime Minster addressed an election meeting, the second after the one on January 27 at Madurai, where he kicked off the BJP's campaign for the ensuing Lok Sabha Poll.
The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) officials completed the trial run of empty trains after Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS)–Bengaluru circle K A Manoharan, had on January 19, undertook safety inspection of the final line of CMRL Phase-I project connecting AG-DMS and Washermanpet stations.
He had inspected various facilities at all the eight stations on the 9.5 km stretch that included AG-DMS, Thousand Lights, LIC, Government Estate, Chennai Central, High Court, Mannadi and Washermenpet.
After the two-day safety inspection, trial runs on the track commenced and it was inaugurated today for passenger services. (UNI)