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New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu and unveiled several development projects from village Perumanallur in Tiruppur. He laid the foundation of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation’s (ESIC) multi speciality  Hospital at Tiruppur. This State-of-the-art 100- bed hospital will cater to the medical needs of over one-lakh workers and their family members in Tiruppur and nearby areas covered under ESI Act.

Earlier, these people were catered to by the two ESIC dispensaries functioning in the city. For any advanced medical intervention, they had to travel at least 50 km to reach the ESIC Medical College Hospital at Coimbatore.

The PM also dedicated to the nation, ESIC Hospital Chennai.  This 470-bed hospital with state of art facilities will provide quality treatment in all disciplines of medicine.

The PM also laid foundation of a new integrated building at Trichy Airport and for the modernisation of Chennai airport. With the new integrated Terminal building at Trichy, the airport can handle 3.63 million passengers per annum in full capacity and 2,900 passengers at peak hour with provision for expansion. Chennai airport will be modernised with provision of e gates, biometric based passenger screening systems, various other features and will decongest the existing international departure terminal.

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL’s) Ennore Coastal Terminal was dedicated to the nation on this occasion. It will be a bigger and better alternative to its Tondiarpet facility. With this terminal in place, products can be moved along the coast from Kochi, thereby also reducing the cost of movement by road.

Prime Minister Modi also inaugurated new Crude Oil Pipeline from Chennai Port to Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited’s (CPCL) Manali Refinery. The pipeline, built with enhanced safety features, will ensure safe and reliable supply of crude oil, and will cater to the needs of Tamil Nadu and neighbouring states.

Passenger Service for a section of Chennai Metro from AG-DMS Metro station to Washermenpet Metro Station was also inaugurated by PM. This 10 km section is a part of Phase-1 of Chennai Metro. With this stretch, all 45 km of the Phase I project becomes operational, according to a PIB release.

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