New Delhi: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, unveiled important projects related to housing and urban transportation during his visit to Maharashtra.
At a public meeting in Kalyan, the Prime Minister laid the Foundation Stone of two important metro corridors. These are the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro; and the Dahisar-Mira-Bhayander Metro. The two corridors, once completed, will greatly facilitate public transport in the area.
Also in Kalyan, he launched the 90,000 units’ EWS and LIG Housing scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The total worth of projects for which the Foundation Stone was laid in Kalyan is about Rs. 33,000 crore.
In Pune, the Prime Minister laid the Foundation Stone of Pune Metro Phase-3.
Addressing the gathering in Kalyan, the Prime Minister highlighted how the pace of infrastructure and public transport development had been accelerated by the Union Government. He reiterated the Union Government’s vision of “Housing For All” by 2022.
Addressing the gathering in Pune, he said the government is placing great emphasis on connectivity infrastructure. He said the focus is on providing next generation infrastructure, and integration of the transport sector. He said that through Startup India, and Atal Innovation Mission, India is emerging as a centre for technology.