Prime Minister Narendra performed the ground-breaking ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ ceremony for Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project via video-conferencing.
“Ahmedabad and Surat are receiving very important gifts today. Metro will further strengthen the connectivity in two major business centres of the country – Ahmedabad and Surat.
“Best example to see difference between approach of previous govts and work of current govt is the expansion of metro rail network across country. Before 2014, only 225 kms of metro line became operational in 10-12 years.
“In last 6 years, over 450 kms of metro network became operational. We’re developing cities’ transport system like integrated system-it means that bus, metro, rail won’t ply as per their own design but work as collective system, complementary to each other.
“Work is underway on over 1000 kms of metro network in 27 cities across the nation, as of now. There was a time when there was no modern thinking in nation, regarding metro network. There was no metro policy. As a result, there were different kinds of metro in different cities.”