PM Modi Says Development of Communications & Connectivity Are Among His Govt’s Priorities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the NDA government is focused on development of roads, railways, highways, airways, waterways and i-ways as well metro system. There is unparalleled focus on connectivity and ensuring development projects are completed on time.”  Flagging off Delhi Metro’s 11.2 km elevated Mundaka –Bahadurgarh section, Modi said his government’s priority is to build convenient, comfortable and affordable urban transport systems in cities. Inaugurating the latest section via video conference, he said there was a direct link between connectivity and development.”Our government brought out a policy relating to metros. This is because we felt aspects relating to metro systems need greater coherence and work as per a basic set of standards,” he said. The NDA government is committed to boosting make in India scheme by making coaches of the Metro system in India itself.”Several nations helped us in the making of the Delhi Metro and other Metros, and now, we are helping other nations by designing coaches for their Metro systems,” Modi said. The process of making Metro systems is also linked to cooperative federalism. “Wherever Metros are being built in India, the Centre and the respective state governments are working together,” he said.”New India requires new and smart infrastructure. We have worked on roads, railways, highways, airways, waterways and i-ways. There is unparalleled focus on connectivity and ensuring development projects are completed on time,” the PM said. Bahadurgarh on the outskirts of Delhi  is witnessing tremendous economic growth. There are several educational centres there, students from there even travel to Delhi. The Metro line, third  one between  Delhi and neighbouring  State of Haryana, will convenience large number of commuters .Bahadurgarh is called the gateway to Haryana from Delhi .”We have seen how the Metro in Delhi has positively impacted the lives of citizens,” Modi said.The Mundaka-Bahadurgarh stretch with seven stations will be an extension of the existing Green Line (standard-gauge tracks) from Interlock to Mundka.Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Puri and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar attended the function at Bahadurgarh. With the opening of this corridor, the entire Interlock-Bahadurgarh section would become 26.33 km long. The Delhi Metro network will now expand to 288 km with 208 stations. This section will be metro’s third line of connectivity to the neighbouring state of Haryana. Metro services are already operational in Gurugaon and Faridabad. In Delhi, stations will be Mundka Industrial Area, Ghevra, Tikri Kalan and Tikri Border, while in Haryana, it will be Modern Industrial Estate, Bus Stand and City Park, says an official statement (inputs Total TV ).


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