Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday virtually performed the ground-breaking ceremony for two Metro Rail Projects in Gujarat. The virtual groundbreaking ceremony was for the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project.
Calling it a very important gift for Ahmedabad and Surat, PM Modi said the metro will further strengthen the connectivity in the two cities.
He said over 450 km of the metro network has become operational since his government has come to power at the center. “This is the best example to see the difference in approach of the previous government and the current government. The expansion of the metro rail network across the country before 2014 was that only 225 km of the metro line became operational in 10-12 yrs. In the last six years, over 450 km of the metro network became operational,” he said.
Earlier he had tweeted about the inauguration saying it will be a “landmark day” for the two cities. “Today is a landmark day for two of Gujarat’s leading urban centers. The Bhoomi Poojan of Surat Metro and Phase-2 of the Ahmedabad Metro would take place at 10:30 AM,” PM Modi said in a tweet.
What is the metro project inaugurated by Modi?
The Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II is 28.25 km long with two corridors, the first one is a 22.8-km-long corridor from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir, while the second is a 5.4-km-long corridor from GNLU to GIFT City.
The total completion cost of the Phase-II project is Rs5,384 crore, a statement from the PMO said. It said it will provide an environmentally friendly way to travel.
The Surat Metro Rail Project is 40.35 km long and comprises two corridors. The 21.61-km-long corridor-I is from Sarthana to Dream City, while the 18.74-km-long corridor-II is from Bhesan to Saroli. The total completion cost of the project is Rs12,020 crore.
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