In a dedicated effort to foster inclusive growth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled and initiated a slew of development projects valued at over Rs 200 billion in Tiruchirappalli. Following a convocation ceremony at Bharathidasan University, PM Modi received accolades from Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin during a public event in the city.
Addressing the audience, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia commended PM Modi’s leadership, emphasizing the transformation of airports into not just transportation hubs but also drivers of economic prosperity. He highlighted the democratization of civil aviation, making air travel accessible to every citizen, aligning with the Prime Minister’s vision of ensuring inclusive air travel experiences for all.
Subsequently, Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the new terminal building at Trichy airport, developed at a cost exceeding Rs 11 billion. The state-of-the-art two-level international terminal is designed to cater to over 44 lakh passengers annually, prioritizing passenger convenience. Tiruchirappalli International Airport has now become the second-largest in Tamil Nadu for international passenger traffic.
The Prime Minister also dedicated various railway projects, including the expansion of rail lines, electrification initiatives, and measures to enhance rail capacity. Additionally, he inaugurated road projects aimed at improving connectivity and facilitating expedited travel in the region.
Furthermore, PM Modi laid the foundation stone for significant road development projects, including a four-lane road connecting Mugaiyur to Marakkanam, enhancing connectivity to ports and world heritage sites. The inauguration of General Cargo Berth-II at Kamarajar Port is expected to fortify trade, contributing to economic growth and increased employment opportunities.
Projects in the petroleum and natural gas sectors, such as the development of a natural gas pipeline and the laying of POL pipelines, were initiated to meet energy requirements and stimulate employment in the region.
As part of his visit, Prime Minister Modi also inaugurated the 500-bed Boys’ Hostel ‘AMETHYST’ at the National Institute of Technology in Tiruchirappalli. His itinerary includes visits to Lakshadweep and Kerala over two days, underscoring the government’s commitment to comprehensive development across regions.