Kochi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dedicated to the nation various projects including the Indian Railways and Kochi Metro in Kerala and laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of three railway stations.
The Prime Minister, who arrived here today on a two-day visit to the state, inaugurated the 27-km double line of the Indian Railways connecting the Kuruppanthara-Kottayam Chingavanam section. It has been completed at a cost of Rs 750 crores. The Prime Minister dedicated to the nation the newly electrified section between Kollam-Punalur at a cost of Rs 76 crore, which will promote eco-tourism besides serving as a fast and economical mode of transport through the picturesque route. Apart from this, he also flagged off special train services between Kottayam-Ernakulam and Kollam-Punalur.
Among railway development projects in Kerala, Modi laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment project of three railway stations, which is estimated to cost Rs 1,059 crore. Besides this, Modi also laid the foundation stone for the second phase of the Kochi Metro project and inaugurated Phase-1A which is the first section from NN Junction to Vadakkekotta. Governor Arif Mohammad Khan and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also attended the program. source language
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