Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched three more Metro Rail lines in Mumbai, taking the number of planned Metro corridors to 14 extending 337 km.
Speaking on the occasion, he said we will not achieve the aim of doubling the economy to USD 5 trillion if our cities do not have 21st century infrastructure.
“This will involve creating systems to address the concerns on mobility, connectivity, productivity, sustainability and safety,” he said.
“When the country is moving to achieve the USD 5 trillion economy aim, we will have to create cities in sync with the 21st century world,” Modi said.
The PM said during his first stint, the government had cleared 600 km of Metro lines and 400 km of the existing 675 km lines got operationalised between 2014 and now.
Modi added that Mumbai’s metro network, which currently is a paltry 11 km, will go up to 325 km by FY24.
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