PM Narendra Modi calls Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray His Younger Brother

During his Mumbai visit, Modi laid the foundation stone for three metro lines and also inaugurated the first metro coach built under “Make in India” scheme.


Amid the tension between Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regarding seat-sharing ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is like his younger brother.

Modi visited Mumbai on Sunday and was received at the airport by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with newly sworn-in Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

During his visit, Modi laid the foundation stone for three metro lines and visited Lokmanya Seva Sangh Tilak Mandir in Vile Parle. PM Modi also inaugurated the first metro coach build under “Make in India” scheme. 

While addressing the gathering, Prime Minister Narendra Modi informed that the government will spend ₹100 lakh crore on the infrastructure development in the next five years. With the launch of three additional metro line projects, Modi said that Mumbai Metro network by the year 2024 will manage as many passengers as the local trains in the city carry at present. 

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The three metro lines inaugurated by PM Modi include Metro 10 which is 9.2 km long and will connect Gaimukh to Shivaji Chowk in Mira Road followed by 12.7 km long Wadala to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Metro 11 and 20.7 km long Metro 12 which will connect Kalyan to Taloja. 

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