The country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Tamil Nadu’s capital Chennai on Sunday. Here he handed over the model of the Arjuna Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to the army, to General MM Narwane. Apart from this he inaugurated many projects. PM Modi inaugurated the fourth railway line between Chennai and Attipattu. The 22.1 km line, built at a cost of Rs 293.40 crore, will connect the Chennai and Thiruvallur districts.
After this, PM Modi inaugurated the expansion, renovation and modernization of the Grand Anicut Canal System. The canal will be modernized at a cost of Rs 2,640 crore, which will increase the water capacity in the canals. Along with this, IIT inaugurated the Discovery Campus of Madras. The campus will be built at Thatchur near Chennai. In the first phase, it will cost Rs 1000 crores to build this campus to be built in an area of more than 2 lakh square meters.
PM Modi launched the e-infrastructure project from Chennai. PM Modi said that the project symbolizes innovation and indigenous development. This will help in further development of Tamil Nadu. Regarding Chennai Metro, PM Modi said that it is developing rapidly. In this year’s budget, more than Rs 63,000 crore has been given for the second phase of this project.
Arjuna main battle tank assigned to army
PM Modi handed over the model of Arjun Main Battle Tank to Army Chief General MM Narwane. He said that I am proud to hand over the indigenously designed and built Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A). It also uses indigenous ammunition.
A special day in our journey to become Aatmanirbhar in the defence sector.
Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) was handed over to the Army. A tank made in Tamil Nadu will protect our borders. This is a glimpse of Bharat’s Ekta Darshan. pic.twitter.com/dlIjTX38ct
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 14, 2021
Tamil Nadu is already the automobile manufacturing hub of India, now I see Tamil Nadu developing as a tank manufacturing hub of India. PM Modi also recalled the soldiers who were martyred in the Pulwama attack. He said that the Pulwama attack took place on this day two years ago. We pay tribute to all those martyrs that we lost in the attack. We are proud of our security forces. Their bravery will continue to inspire generations.