Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a host of new as well as completed projects in Tamil Nadu from here as he kicked off his 2019 election campaign in the southern states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
This was his first visit to Tamil Nadu 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 Employees State Insurance Corp (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 Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K.Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, Union Minister of State for Finance Pon Radhakrishnan and others.
Post expansion, the Trichy Airport would be able to handle 3,000 passengers in peak hours, up from 500 passengers now.
The pipeline, built with enhanced safety features, will ensure reliable supply of crude oil to Tamil Nadu and the neighbouring states.
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