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Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 09:52 PM IST

PM to lay foundation for metro routes & Ambedkar memorial

Chief Minister of western Gujarat state and main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi flashes the victory sign as he arrives at a public rally after his victory in Vadodara on May 16, 2014. India's triumphant Hindu nationalists declared

Chief Minister of western Gujarat state and main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi flashes the victory sign as he arrives at a public rally after his victory in Vadodara on May 16, 2014. India's triumphant Hindu nationalists declared "a new era" in the world's biggest democracy Friday after hardline leader Narendra Modi propelled them to the biggest win in 30 years on promises to revitalise the economy. AFP PHOTO/INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images) |

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The two new metro lines will run through the western suburbs

Mumbai : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform bhoomipujan of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial at Indu Mills compound and lay the foundation of two Mumbai metro projects here on Sunday.

The two new metro lines will run through the western suburbs and are expected to decongest the road traffic.

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Prime Minister will fly here from Delhi tomorrow afternoon and return to the national capital in the evening, an official said.

According to the official schedule, the Prime Minister will proceed to Nhava Sheva where he will lay the foundation of the fourth terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust. He will then proceed to Chaitya Bhoomi at Shivaji Park in Dadar area to pay tributes to Ambedkar. The PM will then lay foundation for a world-class memorial for Dr Ambedkar at Indu Mills Compound in Dadar.

The memorial will be constructed on a 12.5-acre plot near the existing Chaitya Bhoomi where Ambedkar was cremated, on the shores of Dadar Chowpatty.

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The PM will conclude his visit with a function to lay the foundation for Metro Corridor and a public meeting at Bandra Kurla Complex.

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Published on: Sunday, October 11, 2015, 12:22 AM IST
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