Here are highlights of PM Modi’s Pune visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the foundation stone laying ceremony of the various development projects in Pune on March 06, 2022. (Photo/PIB)

Pune: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 6, 2022, visited Pune and inaugurated the Pune Metro Rail Project, Golden Jubilee celebration of Symbiosis University, unveiled the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj,  laid the foundation stone & inaugurated multiple developmental projects.

Pune Metro Rail Project

Prime Minister Modi purchases a metro ticket for himself. (Photo/PIB)

Prime Minister Modi inaugurated a 12 km stretch of the total 32.2 km Pune metro rail project.

He also inaugurated and inspected the Exhibition at Garware Metro Station and undertook a metro ride from there to Anandnagar Metro Station.

During the ride, the Prime Minister interacted with passengers, especially students.  

PM Modi interacts with students while travelling in Pune Metro. (Photo/PIB)

The Foundation Stone of the project was also laid by Prime Minister Modi on December 24, 2016. The entire project is being built at a total cost of more than Rs 11,400 crore.

The Prime Minister said that while Metro services were available in very few cities till 2014, today more than two dozen cities are either being benefitted by the metro services or are on the verge of getting it.

Maharashtra, he said, has quite a significant share of this expansion if we look at Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, and Pimpri Chinchwad Pune.

“This Metro will ease mobility in Pune, give relief from pollution and jams, increase the ease of living of the people of Pune.”

He also exhorted people to develop a habit of travelling in Metro.

“Every section of the society should inculcate the habit of traveling in Metro. The more you travel in the Metro, the more you will help your city,” PM Modi said.

Unveiling of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s Statue

The Prime Minister unveiled the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on the premises of Pune Municipal Corporation.

Paying tribute to the great warrior king, PM Modi said: “This statue of Shivaji Maharaj, who resides in the heart of all of us, will awaken the spirit of patriotism in the younger generation.”

Golden Jubilee celebration of Symbiosis University

PM Modi addresses the inauguration of the Golden Jubilee celebration of Symbiosis University (Photo/PIB)

Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the Golden Jubilee celebration of Symbiosis University and Symbiosis Arogya Dham.

Congratulating the students, faculty, and alumni of Symbiosis on the occasion; Prime Minister Modi noted the motto of the institute ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam’ and said that in the form of students from various countries, this modern institution is representing India’s ancient tradition.

 “Knowledge should spread far and wide, knowledge should become a medium to connect the whole world as one family, this has been our culture. I am glad that this tradition is still alive in our country,” PM Modi said.

The Prime minister underlined the confidence of New India and mentioned that India is among the largest economies of the world and maintains the third-largest start-up ecosystem of the world.

He also highlighted India’s influence and said that India is safely bringing out its citizens from the war zone through Operation Ganga during the Ukraine crisis.

“Big countries of the world are finding it difficult to do so. But it is the growing influence of India that we have brought thousands of students back to our homeland,” he said.

The Prime minister called upon the students to take full advantage of the opening of various sectors.

Mentioning the recent reforms in the sectors of geospatial systems, drones, semi-conductors and space technology, the Prime minister said “the government in the country today trusts the strength of the youth of the country. That’s why we are opening sectors one after the other for you”. (Press Release)

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