PM Narendra Modi to visit Kalyan on December 18

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for Metro 5 and Metro 9 along with launching a housing scheme under 'Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana'

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On December 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for Metro 5 (Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan) and Metro 9 (Dahisar-Mira Bhayander) along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. 

Along with this, the PM will also launch a housing scheme for 60,000 affordable homes under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) by the City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO). According to sources, the PM will head to Pune the same day for the launch of Metro corridors in the neighbouring city.

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It is believed that Metro 5 and 9 will give a much-needed boost to connectivity in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). The 24-km long Metro 5 line will have 17 stations with an expected ridership of 2.29 lakh passengers by 2021.

Metro 9, on the other hand, will also provide interconnectivity between the existing Western Express Highway, Western Railway, Metro 2A (Dahisar to DN Nagar), and Metro 7 between Andheri (East) and Dahisar (East).

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