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- Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that today’s projects will play a major role in making Mumbai a better metropolitan and congratulated the beneficiaries and Mumbaikars.
- To give an experience to the general public of the same advanced services, cleanliness and speed of travelling that were only within the reach of the people who had resources. As a result, the Prime Minister said, the railway stations of today are being developed like airports, and one of the oldest railway stations in India, the Chhatrapati Maharaj Terminus is going to get a facelift as part of this initiative and will be developed as the shining example of the India of the 21st century.
- The Prime Minister informed that work in mission mode is being carried out across the country for the advancement of Indian Railways and Mumbai Metro and local trains are also benefiting from this.
- Railway stations will not be limited to services related to railways but will also act as a hub for multimodal connectivity.
- All modes of transport, be it bus, metro, taxi or auto, every means of transport will be connected under one roof and this will provide seamless connectivity to all travellers, and such multimodal connectivity hubs will be developed in every city.
- Governor of Maharashtra, Shri Bhagat Singh Kohsyari, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Eknath Shine, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Union Ministers, Shri Piyush Goyal, Shri Narayan Rane, Union Ministers of State, Members of Parliament and Ministers of Maharashtra Government among others were present on occasion.
- The Prime Minister inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of projects worth around Rs 38,800 crores in Mumbai.
- The PM laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.
- The redevelopment is planned with a view to decongesting the southern heritage node of the terminus, augmentation of facilities, better multimodal integration and conserving and restoring the world-famous iconic structure to its past glory.
- The project will be done at a cost of over Rs. 1,800 crores.
Source: PIB- Press Release | Image Credit (representational): RLDA