PM inaugurates Pune Metro Rail project

Pune, March 6 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a day-long visit here, on Sunday inaugurated the Pune Metro Rail project. The 12 km stretch of the total 32.2 km metro rail project built at a total cost of more than Rs 11,400 crore was inaugurated by the PM in presence of Maharashtra Government Bhagat Singh Koshiyari and other dignitaries. The foundation stone of the project was laid by the PM on December 24, 2016. He also inaugurated and inspected an exhibition at Garware Metro Station and undertook a metro ride from there to Anandnagar Metro Station. During his metro ride, Modi interacted with the students. Earlier, he unveiled the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at the premises of Pune M cipal Corporation. The statue is made up of 1850 kg gun metal and is about 9.5 feet tall. As per the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the PM will also lay the foundation stone and inaugurate multiple developmental projects. He will also attend the Golden Jubilee celebration of Symbiosis versity. DS GNK

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