Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday launched an indigenously-built metro coach to be used by the upcoming Mumbai metro network. The coach, the first in the list of 500 to be delivered to the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation, has been built by Bharat Earth Movers (BEML) at its Bengaluru facility in flat 75 days. Accompanied by state chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, Modi launched the coach.
It can be noted that the financial capital is catching up with the national Capital after decades in modern public transport and is pumping in over Rs 1.2 lakh crore to build 14 metro corridors stretching 337-km over the next decade. Metropolitan commissioner RA Rajeev was seen explaining how the new coach will enable commuters to travel along with their bicycles to the destinations, as is seen in the cities of the developed world.
During his visit, which comes ahead of the assembly polls, the dates for which is awaited anytime now, Modi will also be laying the foundation for three more metro lines entailing a length of over 42 km and to be built at an investment of over Rs 19,000 crore. These three new lines take the total number of metro lines to 14 across the Mumbai metropolitan region. The new corridors are the 9.2-km Gaimukh-Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road) metro-10; the 12.8-km Wadala-CST metro-11; and the 20.7-km Kalyan-Taloja metro-12 corridor.
Modi will also lay foundation for the 32-storey Metro Bhavan at the Aarey Colony, one of the two large green belts of the megaplois, against mounting public criticism. The metro headquarters will be the integrated operations and control centre for the proposed 14 metro lines in and around Mumbai.
We are not only laying metro lines, but coaches of the metro that will run on these lines are also being built in India. I have seen Mock Up Coach a while back. These modern metro coaches built under Make in India are going to make Mumbai Metro safe and convenient and economical: PM
At present, Mumbai has only 11 kilometers of metro network, but by 2023-24, it will increase to more than 1.25 kilometers: PM Modi.
For the last 5 years, I have been constantly getting involved with the expansion of Mumbai Metro. The metro network is being expanded here at a cost of about Rs 1.5 lakh crore: PM Modi.
Today, as the country is moving towards the goal of $ 5 trillion economy, we must also make our cities according to the world of the 21st century. With this thinking, our government is going to spend 100 lakh crore rupees on modern infrastructure in the next five years.: PM Modi
We have tried very sincerely to improve the infrastructure of 'Amchi Mumbai' in the last five years. Here, I know how hard the government of Fadnavis has worked for each project in Maharashtra: PM Modi.
The project connecting Bandra-Kurla with express highway will bring huge relief for millions of professionals. BKC is a center of business activities. Now, it will be more accessible. I congratulate you all for these projects: PM Modi.
All these projects will not only give a new dimension to the infrastructure of Mumbai, it will also help in making the lives of the people here easier: PM Modi.
I convey my best wishes to the people living in Mumbai and its suburban areas. The work of more than 20 thousand crore rupees is starting here today: PM Modi.
The euphoria of Ganeshotsav in this environment, thousands of crores of rupees schemes are being started in Maharashtra today. After Mumbai, I also plan to go to Aurangabad. Many projects will start there too: PM Modi
We also have to remember that the orbiter sent with Chandrayaan is still there, orbiting the moon. This is also a historical achievement: PM Modi.
Those people reach the highest level, who despite constant interruptions, despite the biggest challenges, strive relentlessly and only achieve their goals: PM Modi
How it is made one day and night for its goal, how even in the worst of circumstances, how to achieve our goal with full tenacity even in the biggest challenge, learned from our scientists and engineers of ISRO Can go: PM Modi.
In Bengaluru, I stayed overnight with my scientific colleagues at ISRO. I am very impressed to see the courage they have shown.: PM Modi.
In the midst of the bad weather, you have come here today by taking your time. While I was in Russia, I was still getting the condition of Mumbai. I returned from there yesterday morning and then went to Bengaluru in the evening.: PM Modi
The simplicity and affection of the people of Maharashtra always haunts me. Went to many cities in Maharashtra during election campaign, talked to you. In Mumbai, the gathering that took place at night was discussed for several days. For this affection, I am very grateful to you for this blessing: PM Modi
I had the privilege of visiting Ganpati Bappa at Lokmanya Seva Sangh in Parle. This year is also the centenary year of Ganeshotsav of Lokmanya Seva Sangh. Today, the tradition of Lokmanya Tilak, which has been expanded to strengthen the society, is echoed in the country and abroad: PM Modi.
We have seen a blockage in the mission Chandrayaan today. But ISRO scientists will not stop until they reach the floor, do not reach the moon: PM Modi