Modi in Mumbai: Mumbai, MMR to get 275 km metro network till 2022

During his speech, PM Modi criticised Congress and said that the metro work has taken speed after BJP came to power in 2014

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited Kalyan and laid the foundation stone of the Metro-5 and Metro-9 projects, saying that the government aims to provide ‘state-of-the-art’ transportation facilities to Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). 

With launching the two metro corridors, Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro and Dahisar-Mira-Bhayander metro, PM Modi informed that till 2022 the transportation facility will be strengthened with 275 kilometres-long metro network.

Modi further claimed that the speed of metro work under the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has increased with the help of the central and state government from 2014. On his one-day visit to Mumbai-Kalyan and Pune, Modi on Tuesday also launched a book ‘Timeline Laxman’ based on the life of veteran cartoonist RK Laxman at Raj Bhawan. 

After that, the Prime Minister went to Kalyan’s Vasudev Balwant Phadke Maidan via a helicopter for laying the foundation stone of the metro and City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) houses under ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana’. CIDCO will construct 90,000 houses in Navi Mumbai.

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While addressing the gathering in Kalyan, Modi criticised Congress saying that the former government in Maharashtra did not focus on developing Mumbai and MMR while BJP government remained adamant for four years towards developing the city. 

Congress built 25.5 lakh houses for the poor in eight years of being in power where BJP has built 1.25 crore houses in just four years. During Congress’ tenure, only 11 km of metro work was completed but the speed has increased after BJP government came to power,” claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

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