Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a slew of projects at the hosiery of Tirupur on Sunday through video conference. The function lasted hardly five minutes. No speeches, only audio-visuals of the projects.
The Prime Minister, on a whistle tour of AP, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, flew into Coimbatore from Vijayawada in a special plane and from there went by an army helicopter to the hosiery town of Tirupur.
At the Tirupur function, Modi launched several projects like the Chennai Metro rail link between the Directorate of Medical Services(DMS) to Central station, a new crude oil pipe line from Chennai port to Chennai Petroleum Corporation’s refinery in Manali and the BPCL’s Ennore coastal terminal. He also launched a rail bridge across the sea linking Pamban in the mainland to Rameswaram island.
He laid the foundation for a 100-bed ESI hospital in Tirupur and another ESI hospital and Medical College in Chennai being set up by the Post-Graduate Institute of Chandigarh.
Modi also laid the foundation for the second phase of modernisation of Chennai airport at a cost of Rs 2,647 crore and an integrated modular terminal at Tiruchi international airport built at a cost of Rs 950 crore.
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami and Deputy O Pannerselvam shared the dais with Modi in the government function in Tirupur along with Governor Banwarilal Purohi. Union Minister and State BJP leader Pon Radhakrishnan also attended the function
Modi reserved speeches to a political function at another venue Tirupur where he addressed BJP functionareis from the western districts as well as State chief Tamilisai Soundarajan and national secretary H Raja.