By Accommodation Times Bureau
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday during the Bhoomi Pujan of New Metro work said, Government promise to bring more than 275-km long Metro network for people by 2024.
“Urban mobility is the key to developing cities and it’s pertinent to note that the top ten developing cities in the world, as far as transportation development is concerned, are from India. The two new Metro projects – Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro-5 and Dahisar (East) to Mira-Bhayandar Metro-9 corridor – are the very part of our vision. The city of Mumbai and its metropolitan region will have 35-km long Metro network in the next three years and I reiterate that you will have more than 275-km long Metro network by 2024”, PM added.
Through Urban Transportation Authority government promise a single-ticket journey from anywhere-to-anywhere within an hour. If the government have emphasised on Metro network in Mumbai, It has also introduced the same in Pune, Nagpur and very soon Nasik will be our focus area. The State is investing more than Rs 1.25 lakh in the environment-friendly Metro network only in the city of Mumbai and its metropolitan region”, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.
He further mentioned the 60% progress achieved by the Dahisar to DN Nagar Metro-2A and Andheri (East) to Dahisar (East) Metro-7 corridors and that at present along with these two, three more Metro corridors – DN Nagar to Mankhurd Metro 2-B, Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 and Wadala-Ghatkopar-Kasarvadavali Metro-4 – are being constructed on a war footing.