New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of several metro projects in the financial capital of the country. Earlier, he worshipped Ganesha. On reaching Mumbai, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari welcomed PM Modi at the airport.
Before the Maharashtra assembly elections to be held this year, PM Modi on Saturday laid the foundation stone for three more metro corridors costing around Rs 19 thousand crores. But before this, Modi worshipped Ganapati at Lokmanya Seva Sangh Tilak Temple in Vile Parle. Significantly, the assembly elections are due in Maharashtra in October. PM Modi performed Bhoomi Pujan for Metro building in Aarey Colony area. However, environmental activists had criticized the Maharashtra government's decision to make the main car head of the metro project in Aarey Colony. A large number of trees will need to be cut for this work.
The three metro projects that PM Modi has laid the foundation for include the 9.2-km Gamukh-Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road) Metro-10 Corridor, the 12.8-km Wadala-CST Metro-11 Corridor and the 20.7-km Kalyan-Taloja Metro-12 Corridor. Are included.