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'Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat': PM Modi unveils infrastructure projects worth over Rs 17,000 cr in Tuticorin

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Nitin Kumar Edited By: Nitin Kumar @Niitz1 Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu) Updated on: February 28, 2024 14:14 IST
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Image Source : PTI PM Modi with Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi and Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal during the inauguration and foundation stone-laying ceremony of various developmental projects in Thoothukudi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 36 infrastructure projects valued at more than Rs 17,000 crore at VO Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, on Wednesday. The event, organised jointly by the Ministries of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways; Road Transport and Highways; and Railways, will focus on bolstering transportation infrastructure and maritime capabilities across Tamil Nadu.

During his address, PM Modi emphasised the significance of these projects in advancing the nation's development agenda. He underscored their role in realising the vision of a developed India, emphasising the spirit of 'Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat' permeating through these initiatives.

"These projects are an important part of the roadmap for a developed India. One can also see the spirit of 'Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat' in these developments," said PM Modi, speaking after inaugurating and laying the foundation stone of several development works in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi.

Elevating connectivity and progress

PM Modi emphasised the transformative impact of modern connectivity initiatives, stating that Tamil Nadu is witnessing unprecedented progress due to concerted efforts by the Central government. He highlighted the inauguration of several infrastructure projects aimed at enhancing ease of living and fostering economic growth.

Championing development despite challenges

Addressing challenges in promoting central government initiatives, PM Modi reaffirmed the government's unwavering commitment to development despite obstacles posed by the ruling regime. He stressed the importance of prioritising citizens' welfare over political agendas, emphasizing the significance of the projects in fulfilling the long-standing demands of the people.

Integrated approach to development

PM Modi outlined the government's holistic approach to development, emphasizing the convergence of efforts across various sectors to ensure better connectivity, facilities, and opportunities for industries in Tamil Nadu. He highlighted initiatives spanning railways, highways, waterways, and space exploration aimed at propelling the state's growth trajectory.

Promise of continued service

Expressing gratitude for the overwhelming support from the people of Tamil Nadu, PM Modi pledged to redouble his efforts to serve them diligently. He reiterated his commitment to delivering on promises and driving socio-economic development in the region, underscoring the importance of public trust and participation in the nation-building process.

Celebrating development and unity

PM Modi concluded the event by invoking a spirit of unity and celebration, urging attendees to illuminate the venue with their mobile phone flashlights as a symbol of progress and solidarity. The atmosphere was charged with patriotic fervour as participants waved their devices, chanting slogans of national pride.

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