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Modi flags off Nagpur Metro Rail, says govt. committed to ensuring Ease of Living
New Delhi, March 8, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Nagpur Metro rail project through video conference from here on Thursday and said that his government was committed to ensuring Ease of Living for the people of the country.
The 13.5 km-long Khapri- Sitabuldi section of the Nagpur Metro was inaugurated through the digital unveiling of a plaque.
Addressing the gathering through video conference, Modi congratulated the people of Nagpur for the second metro service in Maharashtra. He said that is a special moment for him as he had laid the foundation stone for the Nagpur Metro in 2014. The Metro will provide a better, cost friendly and environment friendly means of transportation for the people in the city, he said.
The Prime Minister said that the Union Government and State Government are working continuously for the development of Nagpur, keeping its future requirements in mind. He added that Nagpur metro will create employment opportunities for the youth and will also help in the further growth of the city.
Highlighting the initiatives of the Union Government in building a modern transport system throughout the country, he said that 400 km of operational network of Metro had been built in the past four-and-a-half years. He added that work is progressing on 800 km of metro network throughout the country.
Modi spoke about the benefits of the recently launched common mobility card, the One Nation-One Card. He said that the indigenously developed card, merges debit card with mobility card and has removed India’s dependence on other countries for building such a card. Only very few countries in the world have such a common mobility card for transportation, he pointed out.
The Prime Minister said that the Union Government has an integrated approach towards finding solutions.
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