Centre has consented Rs. 50,000 crore for infrastructure development projects in Tamil Nadu.
- The announcement has been made by Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari during the foundation laying ceremony of 3 four-lane National Highways projects in Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli and Tirupur districts and 2 flyovers in Marthandam and Parvathipuram.
Projects in Progress
- At a cost of 2766 crore, 39 NH projects which would cover a distance of 1,974 km.
- At a cost of 12,500 crore, 9 new NH projects which would cover a distance of 1,300 km are also approved.
Funding from Centre
Cabinet had approved Rs. 33,000 crore for the infrastructure projects in Tamil Nadu which include of enhancing of the following projects:
|Rs. 7,000 crore||8 State Highways into National Highways|
|Rs. 300 crore||Construction of 4 bridges in Ozhigunesari, Vadaseri, Thuckalay and Chettikulam in Kanyakumari district|
|Rs. 550 crore||2 major bridge|
|Rs. 500 crore||11 ROBs|
- An additional amount of 17,000 crore has been approved by Shri Nitin Gadkari.
Keys Tamil Nadu
Capital – Chennai
CM – Jayalalithaa Jayaram
Dance – Bharat Natyam
Festival – Pongal, Jallikattu
Nickname Chennai – Gateway of South India, Detroit of Asia, Auto Hub of India & Health Capital of India
Nickname Coimbatore – Textile City of India, Manchester of South India & Pump city
Nickname Nilgiri – Blue Mountain