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Modi launches hospital, metro rail, airport, oil projects in TN

IANS  |  Tiruppur (Tamil Nadu) 

on Sunday launched a host of new as well as completed projects in from here as he kicked off his 2019 election campaign in the southern states of Karnataka, and

This was his first visit to since the presentation of the Interim Budget for 2019-20.

In his last stopover at Tiruppur -- a major export hub for knitted garments, about 470 km from Chennai, Modi laid the foundation of a 100-bed (ESIC) health facility.

The hospital will cater to the needs of over 100,000 workers and their family members in the hosiery town and nearby areas would be covered under the ESI Act.

The brief function in Perumanallur village was also attended by Tamil Banwarilal Purohit, K.Palaniswami, Deputy O. Panneerselvam, of State for Finance Pon Radhakrishnan and others.

The also laid foundation stones for a new integrated building of the and for modernisation of the via video conference.

Post expansion, the would be able to handle 3,000 passengers in peak hours, up from 500 passengers now.

The PM also dedicated to the nation, a 470-bed and the in Chennai.

He also inaugurated a pipeline from the to the (CPCL)'s in Chennai.

The pipeline, built with enhanced safety features, will ensure reliable supply of to Tamil Nadu and the neighbouring states.

He also flagged off a passenger service between a 10-km section of the Chennai Metro Rail -- to



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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 19:40 IST