'Had no modern approach': PM Modi's veiled dig at Congress during Bhoomi Pujan for metro projects in Gujarat

 New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday played out the Bhoomi Pujan of two metro rail projects in Gujarat by means of video conferencing. The two metro rail projects incorporate Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project 

"Today is a milestone day for two of Gujarat's driving metropolitan places", the Prime Minister said at the Bhoomi Pujan function. Talking at the 'Bhoomi Poojan' of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project through video conferencing, the Prime Minister said more than 450 km of the metro network got operational over the most recent six years. 

"Work on activities worth Rs 17,000 crore is beginning from today. This shows that the nation's endeavors for new foundation projects are expanding during COVID-19. Ahmedabad and Surat are urban areas that will engage independent India. Ahmedabad and Surat are getting significant endowments today. Metro will additionally fortify the availability in two significant business places of the nation - Ahmedabad and Surat," the Prime Minister said. 

Attacking past Congress-drove United Progressive Alliance (UPA) system, he further added that during the past system there was less huge work on the development of metro railroads in the nation. 

"Before 2014, just 225 km of the metro line got operational in 10-12 years. Over the most recent 6 years, more than 450 km of the metro network got operational. As of now, work is in progress on 1,000 km long metro network in 27 urban communities. Once there was no advanced methodology for the metro, and there was no metro strategy. Subsequently, there are diverse metro in various urban areas dependent on various methods and office. There was no combination of metro with other public vehicle mediums," he stated. 

"Today, we are building up a transportation arrangement of urban communities as a coordinated framework. We are building up urban communities' vehicle framework like incorporated framework, which implies that transport, metro, rail won't employ according to their own plan yet function as an aggregate framework, correlative to one another," he added. 

The Prime Minister said Surat is the eighth greatest city as far as populace and the fourth quickest developing city on the planet. "Nine out of 10 jewels are cut in Surat. In Surat, 20% populace used to live in jhuggis and now it is just 6 percent," he added. 

According to an authority discharge, the Metro Projects will give a climate inviting 'Mass Rapid Transit System' to these urban areas. Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II is 28.25 Kilometers long with two hallways. Hallway 1 is 22.8 Kilometers long and is from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir. Hall 2 is 5.4 Kilometers long and is from GNLU to GIFT City. The all out consummation cost of the Phase-II venture is Rs 5,384 crores. 

Surat Metro Rail Project is 40.35 Kilometers long and contains two passageways. Hallway 1 is 21.61 Kilometers long and is from Sarthana to Dream City. Passageway 2 is 18.74 Kilometers long and is from Bhesan to Saroli. The absolute finishing cost of the task Rs 12,020 crores.

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