24 November 2017 Current Affairs: The Centre sanctioned Rs 1 Lakh Crore infrastructure projects for Tamil Nadu including three elevated corridors for Chennai and bus ports at Madurai, Coimbatore, and Salem that will be on par with airports.
Union Road Transport, Highways, and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari announced a slew of programmes for Tamil Nadu. Speaking to media after reviewing various projects along with Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, Gadkari announced Rs 40,000 Crore worth of road and highway projects.
The Chennai-Bengaluru Expressway is being taken up at a projected cost of Rs 20,000 Crore to give impetus to industrialization. He urged the State to earnestly take up land acquisition, shifting of utilities to help timely starting of the project.