Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the 7th of September, launched a Metro coach, which will be an addition to the upcoming Mumbai Metro network.
He also inaugurated three metro lines, 10, 11 and 12, which will be of 9.2 km, from Gaimukh to Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road,) 12.8 km, from Wadala to CST and 20.7 km, from Kalyan to Taloja, respectively. The three Metro lines are worth Rs. 19,000 crores and will be an addition to the 11 Metro lines in Mumbai. These three new lines take the total number of Metro lines to 14 across the Mumbai metropolitan region.
Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) constructed this Metro coach of the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation in just 75 days, under the ‘Make in India’ programme. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will soon have 500 more coaches similar to this one, under the ‘Make in India’ programme.
R.A. Rajeev, the MMRDA Commissioner, explained the benefit of the new coach, which will help in curbing traffic in the City.
Accompanied by Devendra Fadnavis, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, PM Modi will also lay the foundation of a 32 storey Metro Bhavan in Aarey Colony. The new Metro Bhavan will control all the 14 corridors of the Mumbai Metro.
During the event, Mr. Modi said, “I have been inspired by ISRO scientists, the kind of dedication they showed, their hard work and how they worked day and night. We can learn from them.” He further added, “There are three kinds of people, people who never start even to try in the fear of failure, people who run away from a problem at the sight of first hurdle and people who start then keep at it until they achieve it. The people at ISRO are the kinds who never stop trying.”
Later, Mr. Modi also addressed a public meeting organised at Jio World Centre’s mega convention.
The public meeting is underway.
Stay tuned for further updates.