Gujarat Metro Revolution: Metro will strengthen the connectivity in two major business centres of the country – Ahmedabad and Surat, says PM Modi | TOP POINTS

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today performed ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project via video conferencing.

“Today is a landmark day for two of Gujarat’s leading urban centres. The Bhoomi Poojan of Surat Metro and Phase-2 of the Ahmedabad Metro would take place at 10:30 am,” the Prime Minister tweeted informing about the event earlier in the day. As per an official release, the Metro Projects will provide an environment friendly ‘Mass Rapid Transit System’ to these cities

Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri were also present on the occasion.

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Here is what PM Modi said at ‘Bhoomi Poojan’

Ahmedabad and Surat are receiving very important gifts today. Metro will further strengthen the connectivity in two major business centres of the country – Ahmedabad and Surat: PM Modi at the ‘Bhoomi Pooja’ of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II & Surat Metro Rail Project

Best example to see difference b/w approach of previous govts & work of current govt is the expansion of metro rail network across country. Before 2014, only 225 kms of metro line became operational in 10-12 yrs. In last 6 yrs, over 450 kms of metro network became operational: PM

Best example to see difference b/w approach of previous govts & work of current govt is the expansion of metro rail network across country. Before 2014, only 225 kms of metro line became operational in 10-12 yrs. In last 6 yrs, over 450 kms of metro network became operational: PM

Work is underway on over 1000 kms of metro network in 27 cities across the nation, as of now. There was a time when there was no modern thinking in nation, regarding metro network. There was no metro policy. As a result, there were different kinds of metro in different cities: PM

We’re developing cities’ transport system like integrated system-it means that bus, metro, rail won’t ply as per their own design but work as collective system, complementary to each other: PM

Villages in Gujarat now have piped water; irrigation facilities in remote villages have improved; Kutch has the world’s largest Renewable Energy Plant: PM

A new airport is coming up in Dholera; Ahmedabad bullet train project is on track – Gujarat has transformed in the last two decades: PM

Ahmedabad Metro Phase-II, Surat Metro today

About Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project

Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II is 28.25 Kilometres long with two corridors. Corridor-1 is 22.8 Kilometres long and is from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir. Corridor-2 is 5.4 Kilometres long and is from GNLU to GIFT City. The total completion cost of the Phase-II project is Rs 5,384 crores.

Surat Metro Rail Project is 40.35 Kilometres long and comprises two corridors. Corridor-1 is 21.61 Kilometres long and is from Sarthana to Dream City. Corridor-2 is 18.74 Kilometres long and is from Bhesan to Saroli. The total completion cost of the project Rs 12,020 crores.

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