Mumbai: PM launches city’s first ‘Make in India’ coach, lays foundation for three more lines
New Delhi: Triggering a massive boost in infrastructure in Mumbai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the first metro coach manufactured by the state-run Bharat Earth Movers (BEML) and laid the foundation of three metro lines to be built with an investment of Rs 19,000 crore.
Modi also laid foundation stone for a Metro Bhavan, which will operate and control 14 metro lines measuring around 340 km. He also inaugurated Bandongri Metro Station in Kandivali East, Mumbai. He also inaugurated a state-of-the-art metro coach, the first metro coach under the Make in India initiative.
At an event in Mumbai, Modi also released a Brand Vision Document for Maha Mumbai Metro.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi offered prayers at the Lokmanya Seva Sangh Tilak Mandir in Vile Parle, Mumbai. The chairman of the organization, Uday Taralkar had invited him on the occasion, who happens to be his old acquaintance.
After Mumbai, Modi will visit Aurangabad, to address a state-level Mahila Saksham Melava (Empowered Women’s Meet) of Self Help Groups, being organized by Maharashtra State Rural Livelihood Mission (UMED).
The PM will also inaugurate AURIC Business and Administrative Building and Dedicate DMIC AURIC City to the nation.