PM Modi inaugurates Diamond Bourse & New Integrated Terminal Building of Surat Airport
In Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated today the newly Built Diamond Bourse, the World’s largest corporate office hub in Surat. It will emerge as a global centre for trading of both rough and polished diamonds as well as jewellery.
The newly built Diamond Bourse will be the World’s largest and most modern centre for international diamond and jewellery business.
Earlier, the Prime Minister inaugurated the New Integrated Terminal Building of Surat Airport. The new terminal building is equipped to handle 1,200 domestic passengers and 600 international passengers during peak hours with annual handling capacity increasing to 55 lakh passengers.
The new building is also equipped with various sustainability features i.e. double insulated roofing system, rain water harvesting and a solar power plant among others. The upgraded terminal building aims to enrich the passenger experience with the rich and traditional woodwork of the old houses of the ‘Rander’ region of Surat City.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also inaugurate the second edition of Kashi Tamil Sangamam 2023 at Namo Ghat in Varanasi today. He will be on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency starting from today. Apart from launching many development projects worth around 20 thousand crore rupees, he will flag off another Vande Bharat express train from Varanasi.
Our correspondent reports that on the occasion, the Prime Minister will also flag off the Kanyakumari – Varanasi Tamil Sangamam train.
The second edition of Kashi Tamil Sangamam will commence from today to 30th December. The first batch of the Tamil delegation which had left from Chennai on the 15th December reached Varanasi this morning. They were welcomed in a traditional manner there. Nearly 1400 people from different walks of life will be travelling from different parts of Tamil Nadu in the next two weeks.
During their stay in Kashi, as per their tour itinerary, they will also visit Prayagraj and Ayodhya. The first edition of the Kashi Tamil Sangamam was organized from 16th November to 16th December 2022, by the Ministry of Education working as the nodal agency. Leveraging the experience of the first edition, IIT Madras will be acting as the implementing agency in Tamil Nadu and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Uttar Pradesh.