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PM Modi inaugurates the Metro Rail Project in Pune

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 12 kilometre stretch of the total 32.2 kilometre Pune metro rail project. The entire project is being built at a total cost of more than 11,400 crore rupees. Mr Modi also inaugurated an exhibition at Garware Metro Station and undertook a metro ride from there to Anandnagar Metro Station. This Metro Rail Project is an endeavor to provide world-class infrastructure for urban mobility in Pune. The Foundation Stone of the project was also laid by the Prime Minister on 24th December 2016.

PM Modi inaugurates the Metro Rail Project in PuneIn Pune, Mr Modi unveiled a statue of Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on the premises of the Pune Municipal Corporation. The statue is made of 1,800 kg of gun metal and is about 9.5 feet tall. At Baner he also inaugurated 100 e-buses and an e-bus depot. The nation is celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and Pune played a significant role in India’s independence. Earlier today, he was honored to unveil the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. It will instill a sense of patriotism in the youth, according to the Prime Minister.

The people of Pune had invited him to lay the foundation stone for the Pune Metro, and now they have given him the opportunity to inaugurate it. Modi said that it also sends the message that projects can be completed on time. Pune has strengthened its presence in the cultural, education, information technology, and research sectors, he said. Prime Minister Modi said that in a situation such as this, modern facilities are a necessity for residents of Pune, and the government is working around the clock to fulfill their expectations. According to him, the Pune metro will increase the mobility of people and reduce traffic jams and pollution.

Mr Modi stressed the need for metro connectivity, particularly for mass transportation. By 2014, Metros were operating only in Delhi-NCR and a few other cities, but now they are operating or will soon be operating in over 24 cities. Modi said that we should encourage Nadi Utsav in the cities and districts to teach the value of water resources. Under PM GatiShakti, our government is focusing on delivering speedy, integrated development projects. PM GatiShakti Masterplan will offer an integrated focus as well as effective communication systems to ensure projects are completed on time.

Among the primary goals of the country should be promoting circular economy, promoting waste-to-wealth, and encouraging green development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. According to him, every city should have a modern waste management system to strengthen the circular economy and sewage treatment plants to make each city water-plus. He made the statement after laying the foundation stone for the Mula-Mutha River rejuvenation and pollution abatement projects in Pune, Maharashtra.

A 9-kilometer stretch of the Mula-Mutha River will be rejuvenated at a cost of more than 1,080 crore rupees. Work will include river edge protection, interceptor sewage networks, public amenities, boating activities, etc. At a cost of over one thousand 470 crore rupees, the Mula-Mutha River pollution abatement project will be implemented on the concept of One City One Operator. There will be 11 sewage treatment plants constructed under the project, with a combined capacity of 400 million liters per day.

Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Union Minister Ramdas Athavale, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Devendra Fadnavis, MP Prakash Javadekar, Girish Bapat and others were present on the occasion.

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