Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that Chennai Central Station will be renamed after late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and actor M.G. Ramachandran. Addressing his first rally in Tamil Nadu after his party inked a poll pact with the AIADMK (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam), the Prime Minister announced that the Centre has decided to rename the Chennai Central Railway Station after late MGR.
Fulfilling the long-time demand of the ruling party, PM Modi said "We have decided to rename the Chennai Central Station after the great MGR."
Prime Minister Modi, during his visit to the state also announced that talks are underway at the Centre to ensure that in-flight announcements in flights to and from Tamil Nadu were made in Tamil.
Addressing the rally, he said, "We are also seriously thinking about ensuring that flights to and from Tamil Nadu have in-flight announcements in Tamil language."
The AIADMK officially became a part of NDA in February. Finalising the seat-sharing for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, the leaders of the two parties announced that the BJP will contest from five out of 40 seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. BJP is also set to extend support to the AIADMK in by-polls which will happen for 21 constituencies.
Meanwhile, PM Modi unveiled several road and railway projects worth crores of rupees in Tamil Nadu that would reduce carbon footprint and cut down on travel time. He also laid the foundation stones for five national highways projects which will pass through Villupuram, Cuddalore, Ariyalur, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Vellore and Kancheepuram districts.