In his first visit to Tamil Nadu after becoming Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will make a brief stopover here enroute to Sriharikota to witness the launch of ISRO’s PSLV C-23 rocket.
Modi has no official engagements in the city even as state BJP sources said they have not planned any function for the leader at the airport so far.
Security has been beefed up at the airport in view of Modi’s visit, police said.
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The Prime Minister’s special aircraft from New Delhi is expected to land here at around 3.55 pm after which he is scheduled to reach Sriharikota by a helicopter following a brief stopover here.
Four helicopters have been stationed here for use by the Prime Minister and his entourage, police said.
The indigenous PSLV-C23 rocket, carrying satellites of France, Germany, Canada and Singapore, will be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) in Sriharikota.