AMN / NEW DELHI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the 11.2 kilometre long fully-elevated Mundka-Bahadurgarh corridor of Delhi Metro’s Green Line through video conferencing.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Modi said, his government’s priority is to build convenient, comfortable and affordable urban transport systems in the country.
He said, New India requires new and smart infrastructure and the government has worked on roads, railways, highways, airways, waterways and i-ways in the last four years. Mr. Modi said, there is unparalleled focus on connectivity and timely completion of development projects.
He said, there is a direct link between connectivity and development adding that the metro will bring more colonies and more people coming to Bahadurgarh will lead to more employment opportunities for the local people.
The Prime Minister said, the process of making Metro systems is also linked to cooperative federalism as wherever Metros are being built in India, the Centre and the respective state governments are working together.
The Prime Minister said, the government also wants to boost Make in India by designing coaches of the Metro in India itself. He said, several nations helped India in the making of the Delhi Metro and other Metros, and now, India is helping other nations by designing coaches for their Metro system.
The Mundka – Bahadurgarh stretch, with seven stations, is an extension of the existing Green Line from Inderlok to Mundka. This section is Metro’s third line of connectivity to the neighbouring state of Haryana.
Metro services are already operational in Gurgaon and Faridabad. The services on the new corridor will begin from 4 PM for the public. Union Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar were also present on the occasion.