Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Maharashtra: 5 Major highlights from his visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Mumbai to inaugurate state of the art metro coach,

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in the financial capital of the country to inaugurate state of the art metro coach, which also happens to be the first to get the 'Make in India' label. He had come to Mumbai after meeting with scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Bengaluru. PM Modi had gone to ISRO to see the landing of the Chandrayaan 2 live but the landing did not go as per the plans.

While talking about the same in Mumbai, he said, “"There are three kinds of people - people who never start even to try in the fear of failure, people who run away from a problem at the sight of first hurdle and people who start then keep at it until they achieve it. The people at ISRO are the kinds who never stop trying. I have heard of Mumbai spirit. I saw the spirit of ISRO scientists today”.

In Mumbai he was received by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

Here are the five highlights from his Maharashtra visit:

Make in India coach

Modi inaugurated the state of the art coach in Mumbai, which is the first in the list of 500 to be delivered to the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation. This coach is built by Bharat Earth Movers (BEML) at its Bengaluru facility and it has taken them just 75 days to complete it.

Mumbai Metro

Modi also launched three more metro lines for the city worth over Rs 19,000 crore and also laid the foundation stone for the Metro Bhavan. He mentioned that not only metro will help people in commuting efficiently but also provide them with various job opportunities. The three new metro projects inaugurated today are the 9.2-km Gaimukh-Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road) metro-10; 12.8-km Wadala-CST metro-11; and 20.7-km Kalyan-Taloja metro-12 corridor. All these projects are expected to be completed by 2026.

Eco-Friendly Ganpati

During his visit Modi not only visited an old Ganpati temple in Vile Parle but also urged the people to avoid materials like plastic that give way to water pollution during Ganpati visarjan. He passed his heartfelt greeting to people and said after the celebrations Mumabaikars must resolve to make the Mithi river and other water bodies plastic-free. Surprisingly, he did not mention about Ganpati’s made of plaster of paris and other pollutants that may also lead to water pollution. 

Inauguration of AURIC city

From Mumbai, Modi made his way to Aurangabad where he inaugurated the signature building AURIC Hall alongside AURIC City. For those unaware, Aurangabad Industrial City is a part of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project.

8 crore women benefited from Ujjwala scheme

Ayesha Sheikh Rafique is the latest woman to join the list of beneficiaries of the Ujjwala scheme and was felicitated by the PM as she is 8th crore person to have benefitted from this scheme.

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