Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the much-awaited Chennai Metro Rail Phase-I extension and laid the foundation stone for several others in different sectors, including railways, in Tamil Nadu.
Modi flagged off the 9.01 km service from Washermanpet to Wimco Nagar in North Chennai, at a grand event at the Nehru Indoor Stadium, which is completed at a cost of Rs 3,770 crore.
The Prime Minister dedicated to the nation the Chennai Beach Attipattu fourth line and the Railway electrification of Villupuram Cuddalore-Mayiladuturai Thanjavur-Mayiladuturai-Tiruvarur Single Line Sections.
He also laid the foundation stone for the Discovery Campus of IIT Madras, which will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 1,000 crore over an area of 2 lakh sqm.
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K Palaniswami, his deputy O Panneerselvam and other cabinet members, senior leaders of ruling AIADMK M Thambidurai, K P Munusamy and leaders from alliance parties were all present during the event.