Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Andhra Pradesh. While there, he will officially open the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes, and Narcotics’ new campus in Palasamudram. Additionally, he will undertake a road show in Kochi, Kerala. The Prime Minister will also meet with an officer trainee from Bhutan’s Royal Civil Service and the 74th and 75th batches of the Indian Revenue Service (customs and indirect taxes). The Prime Minister will offer prayers and darshan at Veerabhadra Temple in Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh, at about 1:30 PM.
The Prime Minister will arrive in Palasamudram, Sri Sathya Sai District, at approximately 3:30 PM. At 7:15 p.m. today, PM Modi will also conduct a road show in Kochi, Kerala. On January 17, early in the morning, Prime Minister Modi will offer prayers and darshan at the Guruvayur Temple in Kerala. At around 10:30 AM, he will then officially open significant infrastructure projects pertaining to the pots, shipping, and waterways industries at around noon, according to the PMO. In just two weeks, the PM will make his second trip to Kerala.
He had earlier, on January 3, held a roadshow in Thrissur. The Prime Minister took a helicopter to Kothanalloor in Thrissur, where his motorcade was greeted by a joyful crowd after landing at Nedumbassery via a special flight from Agatti in Lakshadweep. Speaking at Stree Shakti Modikkoppam’ in Thekkinkadu, Kerala, the prime minister added that his government had passed a law prohibiting triple talaq in order to give Muslim women more power. In these times, as it prepared for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Andhra Pradesh today, the Sri Sathya Sai district stepped up its safety precautions. A number of district locations, including the National Academy of Customs and Narcotics Center, which PM Modi will open today, were inspected by district officials.
Starting on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a two-day trip to Andhra Pradesh and Kerala with the aim of inaugurating the multiple development initiatives valued at over Rs 4000 crore in Kochi. These projects include the International Ship Repair Facility at Cochin Shipyard Limited and the New Dry Dock. These significant infrastructure initiatives support PM Modi’s goal of modernizing the ports, shipping, and waterways industries and enhancing their capacity and self-sufficiency. At an estimated cost of Rs 1800 crore, the New Dry Dock is being constructed at the current CSL location in Kochi. The 310-meter dry dock is one of the biggest marine infrastructures in the area, measuring 75/60 meters in width, 13 meters in depth, and up to 9.5 meters in draft.
The project called International Ship Repair Facility is estimated to cost Rs 970 crore to build. It features six workstations, a 6000T ship lift system, a transfer system, and a berth that is roughly 1400 meters long and can hold seven vessels that are 130 meters in length at once. The ISRF is a step toward making Kochi a global center for ship repair; it will modernize and enhance CSL’s current ship repair abilities.