Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation stone for three metro lines, which will together add more than 42 km to the metro network of Mumbai.
The three corridors are 9.2 km long Gaimukh to Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road) Metro-10 corridor, 12.7 km long Wadala to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Metro-11 corridor and 20.7 km long Kalyan to Taloja Metro-12 corridor.
The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for a state-of-the-art Metro Bhavan, which will operate and control 14 metro lines measuring around 340 km.
During his visit, PM Modi inaugurated Bandongri Metro Station in Kandivali East. He also inaugurated a state-of-the-art metro coach, the first metro coach under the Make in India initiative. At an event here, the Prime Minister also released a Brand Vision Document for Maha Mumbai Metro.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at the Lokmanya Seva Sangh Tilak Mandir in Vile Parle. He visited there on the invitation of his old acquaintance Uday Taralkar, chairman of the organisation.
After Mumbai, Modi will visit Aurangabad, to address a state-level Mahila Saksham Melava (Empowered Women's Meet) of Self Help Groups, being organised by Maharashtra State Rural Livelihood Mission (UMED). The Prime Minister will also inaugurate AURIC Business and Administrative Building and Dedicate DMIC AURIC City to the nation.
Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) Project is the first Industrial Corridor project announced by the central government. Once fully completed, the DMIC project will bring an investment of approximately Rs 1 lakh crore and will provide employment opportunities to nearly 10 lakh people. The project is branded as Aurangabad Industrial City or 'AURIC City'.