Bangalore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hand over the Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to the army in Chennai on Sunday. He will also inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of several projects in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
A statement issued from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said that these projects include the Chennai Metro project and the launch of a petrochemical complex in Kerala. In Chennai, the Prime Minister will hand over the indigenously developed Arjun Tank to the Army.
Elections to be held this year
Assembly elections are due in Tamil Nadu and Kerala this April-May. In such a situation, the gift given by PM Modi is considered very important. On this tour, the Prime Minister will launch the first phase of the Chennai Metro Rail project.
It has cost Rs 3,770 crore to complete this extended project. It will connect North Chennai with airports and railway stations. The PMO said that the Prime Minister will also inaugurate the fourth rail line between Chennai beach and Attipattu.