Ahmedabad, Surat metro rail projects: PM Narendra Modi to perform Bhoomi Poojan of Rs 17,400-crore projects today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform ground breaking ceremony of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project today i.e. on January 18.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform ground breaking ceremony of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project today i.e. on January 18. The 'Bhoomi Poojan' for these projects will be done at 10:30 am via video conferencing, said a statement by Prime Minister Office.
This was also confirmed by Prime Minister twitter handle. It tweeted, " Today is a landmark day for two of Gujarat’s leading urban centres. The Bhoomi Poojan of Surat Metro and Phase-2 of the Ahmedabad Metro would take place at 10:30 AM."
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Union Housing & Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri will be present on the occasion.
"Once completed, the people of Ahmedabad and Surat will get safe, fast and eco-friendly mass rapid transport system. It will also provide comfortable and hassle free connectivity to major spots and at the same time, it will reduce traffic congestion and travel time," it said.
Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II
Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II is 28.25 Kms long with two corridors. Corridor-1 is 22.8 Kms long and is from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir. Corridor-2 is 5.4 Kms long and is from GNLU to GIFT City. The total completion cost of Phase-II project is Rs 5,384 crores.
Surat Metro Rail Project
Surat Metro Rail Project is 40.35 kms long and comprises two corridors. Corridor-1 is 21.61 kms long and is from Sarthana to Dream City. Corridor-2 is 18.74 kms long and is from Bhesan to Saroli. The total completion cost of the project Rs 12,020 crores.
Giving another gift to the people of Gujarat and tourists in general earlier on Sunday, PM Modi flagged off eight trains connecting major destinations in various states of the country with the Statue of Unity in Gujarat's Kevadiya. The trains will connect Kevadiya to Varanasi, Dadar, Ahmedabad, Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin, Rewa, Chennai and Pratapnagar. These trains will facilitate seamless connectivity to the Statue of Unity.
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