Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first metro coach manufactured by the state-run Bharat Earth Movers in Mumbai today.
The prime minister also inaugurated the Bandongri metro station on the Andheri-Dahisar Metro-7 line. The metro station is equipped with energy-efficient elevators, escalators and LED fittings with use of solar energy. The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stones for three Metro corridors worth over 19,000 crore rupees. The three corridors, namely Gaimukh-Shivaji Chowk, Wadala-CST and Kalyan-Taloja are together expected to carry more than 40 lakh commuters daily.
Mr. Modi performed Bhoomi puja of the 32-storey Metro Bhavan, which will serve as the integrated operations and control centre for all the proposed 14 metro lines in and around Mumbai.
Earlier, after arriving in Mumbai this morning, the Prime Minister visited the Lokmanya Seva Sangh at Vile Parle and offered his prayers at the on-going Ganpati pooja. Lok Manya Seva Sangh is a 96 years old social service and cultural organisation based on ideals of Bal Gangadhar Tilak.
From Mumbai, the Prime Minister will proceed to Aurangabad, where he will inaugurate the Aurangabad Industrial’ City’s Shendra project. He will also address a gathering of women self-help groups in the city.