PM Modi inaugurates Metro Rail Project in Pune
PM Modi inaugurates Metro Rail Project in Pune; Says country must focus on sustainable environment that supports vision of circular economy, encourages green development
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Pune Metro Rail Project. He 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 thousand 400 crore rupees. Mr Modi also inaugurated and inspected an exhibition at Garware Metro Station and undertook a metro ride from there to Anandnagar Metro Station.
This Metro Rail Project is an endeavour 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. After arriving in Pune, Mr Modi unveiled the statue of Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the premises of Pune Municipal Corporation. The Statue is made up of One thousand eight hundred 50 kg gun metal and is about 9.5 feet tall.
Later, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of rejuvenation and pollution abatement of Mula-Mutha River projects.
Rejuvenation will be done in 9 Kilometre stretch of the river at a project cost of more than one thousand 80 crore rupees. It will involve works such as river edge protection, interceptor sewage network, public amenities, boating activity etc.
Mula-Mutha River pollution abatement project will be implemented on the concept of One City One Operator at a cost of over one thousand 470 crore rupees. A total of 11 sewage treatment plants will be constructed under the project, with a combined capacity of around 400 million litres per day MLD. Mr Modi also launched 100 e-buses and e-bus depot constructed at Baner.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Modi said, the Nation is celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and Pune has historic contribution in India’s Independence. He said, it is his good fortune that people of Pune had invited him to lay the foundation stone of Pune Metro and now they have given him the opportunity to inaugurate it. Mr Modi said, it also has the message that projects can be completed on time.