Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi to inaugurate multiple metro and railway projects on 19th January

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Karnataka and Maharashtra on 19th January, 2023. The Prime Minister will inaugurate, dedicate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development initiatives in Mumbai. At around 6:30 PM, he will inaugurate two lines of Mumbai Metro and also undertake a metro ride.

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  • The Prime Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of projects worth around Rs 38,800 crores. Providing seamless urban mobility has been one of the key focus areas of the Prime Minister.
  • In line with this, He will dedicate to the nation Mumbai Metro Rail Lines 2A & 7, worth around Rs 12,600 crores. The metro line 2A connecting Dahisar E and DN Nagar (yellow line) is around 18.6 Km long, while metro line 7 connecting Andheri E – Dahisar E (red line) is around 16.5 Km long.
  • The foundation stone of these lines was also laid by the Prime Minister in 2015. The Prime Minister will also launch MUMBAI 1 Mobile App and National Common Mobility Card (Mumbai 1). The app will facilitate ease of travel, can be shown on the entry gates of Metro Stations and supports digital payment to buy tickets through UPI.
  • The National Common Mobility Card (Mumbai 1) will initially be used in metro corridors and can be extended to other modes of mass public transit including local trains and buses as well.
  • Commuters will not need to carry multiple cards or cash; the NCMC card will enable quick, contactless, digital transactions, thereby easing the process with a seamless experience.
  • He will also lay the foundation stone for redevelopment of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.
  • The redevelopment is planned with a view to decongest the southern heritage node of the terminus, augmentation of facilities, better multi-modal integration and to conserve and restore 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): MMRDA