/ PM Modi to visit Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu today to unveil series of development projects

India TV : Mar 01, 2019, 10:25 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on Friday. He will unveil a series of development projects for Kanyakumari & Tamil Nadu. These projects will play a vital role in enhancing rail & road connectivity throughout the state. The prime minister will launch various railways projects at Kanyakumari. Flagging-off of Tejas Express between Madurai and Chennai, will benefit pilgrims visiting area

The prime minister will launch various railways projects at Kanyakumari. These include:

Flagging-off of Tejas Express between Madurai and Chennai. Tejas Express will provide direct and faster connectivity between Madurai and Chennai. 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.

Laying of foundation stone for the Restoration of Rail connectivity between Rameshwaram and Dhanushkodi. Rameshwaram and Dhanushkodi are 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.

Laying of foundation stone for the Restoration of Pamban Bridge (Bridge across Pamban viaduct). The Pamban Bridge 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 will enhance the tourism potential of Rameshwaram region.