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Mar 04, 2019
9:42PM

PM Modi inaugurates Ahmedabad Metro first phase

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On the first day of his two-day visit to Gujarat, the Prime Minister inaugurated the first phase of the Ahmedabad Metro Rail project and laid the foundation of the second phase of the project. 


After flagging off the 6.5 kilometre stretch of the first phase from Vastral Station to Apparel Park, Mr. Modi took a ride in the Metro for about one kilometre. 


The Prime Minister said the country had a total of 250-kilometre long Metro network till 2014 and now, it has increased to 650 kilometre after the 55-month rule of NDA government. He said, the Metro Projects will not only add to connectivity but will also reduce travel time. 


Mr. Modi said that launching of National Common Mobility Card- NCMC is another achievement of the government. He said that India is now in the few countries of the world, which have one card- one nation based Indigenous Automatic Fare Collection System. 


The Prime Minister also dedicated to the nation the new building of 1200 bed ultra modern super speciality hospital Medicity at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital campus. 


He also inaugurated a 590-bed cancer hospital, a 255-bed eye hospital and a dental hospital with 360 dental chairs in the same campus.


Mr Modi also inaugurated the 51 kilometre long Patan- Bindi Railway line by digitally flagging off a goods train. He also laid the foundation stone of 78.8 kilometre long Anand- Godhra Railway line doubling project.


Our correspondent reports that inauguration of the series of hospitals with modern facilities will give a boost to the health care sector in the region. The Prime Minister also distributed the Gold Cards to the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana- PMJAY and Ayushman Bharat Yojana.

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