Narendra Modi in Kanyakumari, launches rail, road connectivity projects

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, have visit Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu today and inaugurated a series of development projects for Kanyakumari and Tamil Nadu, which will play a vital role in enhancing rail and road connectivity throughout the state. Prime Minister will launch various railways projects at Kanyakumari

Modi flagge off Tejas Express between Madurai and Chennai, which will provide direct and faster connectivity between the two destinations. Equipped with modern amenities, the Tejas Express will benefit number of day time passengers in the section. This will be the second Tejas Express service, first being the one introduced between between Mumbai to Karmali.

The prime minister laid the foundation stone for the Restoration of Rail connectivity between Rameshwaram and Dhanushkodi, major pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu. Dhanushkodi railway station was destroyed during the 1964 Rameshwaram cyclone and have been lying abandoned since. Restoration of the rail connectivity in the region, will be a huge boost to the tourism sector and will benefit thousands of pilgrims visiting the area.

He has also laid the foundation stone for the Restoration of Pamban Bridge (Bridge across Pamban viaduct), which provides rail link between the main land and the island of Rameshwaram. The present bridge is 104 years old. The new bridge will replace the old one and will be built parallel to the present rail bridge. The bridge is expected to enhance the tourism potential of Rameshwaram region.

The Prime Minister has also launched various road transport projects at Kanyakumari, through the unveiling of plaque. He has dedicated to the Nation of 2/4 laning of Madurai- Ramanathapuram Section of NH-87, which covers three districts in Tamil Nadu namely Madurai, Sivanganga and Ramanathapuram Flyovers at Marthandam junction and Parvathipuram junction of NH-47 in Kanyakumari district Four Laning of Panagudi to Kanyakumari section of NH-44. He has also laid the foundation stone of Four Laning of Madurai – Chettikulam Section of NH-785.

These road infrastructure projects are expected to strengthen the road connectivity in various regions in Tamil Nadu. It will ensure safe and fast journey for travellers.