Tamil Nadu

Dhanushkodi road dedicated to nation

The eastern tip of Rameswaram island was devastated by 1964 cyclonic storm

The once flourishing Dhanushkodi, which remained cut off for 53 years from Rameswaram island after it was ravaged by the 1964 cyclonic storm, is set to regain its lost glory as Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared open the ‘Dhanushkodi Road’ on Thursday.

After inaugurating the memorial of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Mr. Modi dedicated the 9.5-km-long road, connecting Dhanushkodi to the mainland through National Highways (NH-49) to the nation through video-conferencing while addressing a public meeting at Mandapam.

Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, Union Ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu, Nirmala Sitharaman and Pon. Radhakrishnan were present.

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Printable version | Feb 22, 2020 9:06:04 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/dhanushkodi-road-dedicated-to-nation/article19373171.ece

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