Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new 35 kilometre long metro rail link between Vannarapettai and DMS via video conference on February 10 during his proposed visit to Tirupur. Besides Union Minister Hardep Singh Puri, Chief Minister Edapadi Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam and other ministers and officials were participating in the function.
During the visit Modi will also be launching various infra projects including inauguration of the Madurai-Chennai Tejas deluxe express train and lay the foundation stones for a new bridge across Pamban in Rameswaram, Rameswaram-Dhanushkodi rail line and Paramakudi-Dhanushkodi four lane highway.
He will also lay foundation stones for a Rs.2457 crore new airport terminal in Chennai, for the Rs.950 crore integrated airport terminal at Tiruchi.He will inaugurate a new building for the Chennai ESI Medical College.
In respect of the new metro rail link, safety tests were undertaken and approval was given by officials last week.
Pamban rail bridge was built two and a half kilometres across the sea in 1914.As it has become old and rusted, a new bridge is proposed to be constructed at a cost of Rs.250 crores adjacent to the old one at 3 metres more height. The work on the rust free bridge will be over in four years.