PM Modi launched metro projects worth over Rs 19,000 crore in Mumbai today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched metro projects worth over Rs 19,000 crore in Mumbai today. Flanked by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Mumbai Metro officials, PM Modi took a tour of the new coach and the train. He also inaugurated three Metro lines that is expected to add more than 42 km to the metro network of the city.
The venue of PM Modi's public event in Mumbai was shifted to the Jio World Centre''s mega convention centre from the MMRDA Grounds due to possibility of rain, officials said.
PM Modi also visited Aurangabad to address a state-level Mahila Saksham Melava or a meet of self-help groups organised by Maharashtra State Rural Livelihood Mission (UMED).
The prime minister inaugurated AURIC (Aurangabad Industrial City) business and administrative building and dedicated DMIC AURIC City to the nation.
He was also scheduled to visit Nagpur for metro projects, but the same had to be postponed at the last moment due to heavy rain forecast.
Here are highlights on PM Modi's visit to Maharashtra:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Rs 3.5 lakh crore will be spent in the next five years under the newly-formed Jal Jeevan Mission, which aims to provide piped water (Har Ghar Jal) to all rural households by 2024. "In the 70s, Ram Manohar Lohia had said women faced two problems -toilets and water. Governments have come and gone. But, we decided to fulfil Lohia''s dream. We worked on providing toilets to women and ensuring water supply," PM Modi said.
I was among ISRO scientists last night and this morning. They were emotional, but at the same time they were filled with hopes that they have to work faster now, PM Modi says in Aurangabad
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the 10,000-acre Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC), the country's first greenfield industrial smart city and part of the upcoming Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor, near Aurangabad. He also inaugurated the Auric Hall, a six-storey building which will be both monitoring and administrative nerve centre for smart city, and launched the Auric chatbot that will help anyone get their problems addressed by the city administration.
PM Modi also visited an exhibition of handicraft wares made by women self-help groups, accompanied by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and his ministerial colleague Pankaja Munde.