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PM Modi launches Ahmedabad, Surat Metro Rail projects

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New Delhi, Jan 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and the Surat Metro Rail Project via video-conferencing.

PM Modi said that the business opportunities will grow in Ahmedabad Surat with the help of the Metro and it would fulfil the future requirements of both the cities. He also said that Surat is the 2nd major city in Gujarat after Ahmedabad to be connected to modern public transport systems like the Metro.

PM Modi launches Ahmedabad, Surat Metro Rail projects

Surat is the fourth fastest growing city in the world and it perfectly showcase the undying spirit of the city, PM Modi also said

The PM also said that the new airport is coming up in Dholera, while the Ahmedabad bullet train project is on track. This shows that Gujarat has transformed in the last two decades.

Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, access to water is provided to 10 lakh households and we will soon achieve the target of availing water supply to every household in Gujarat, the PM also said.

The PM had earlier said that today is a landmark day for two of Gujarat's leading urban centres. The Bhoomi Poojan of Surat Metro and Phase-2 of the Ahmedabad Metro would take place at 10:30 AM.

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Saturday said the metro projects will provide an environment-friendly mass rapid transit system to the two cities in Gujarat.

The Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II is 28.25 km long with two corridors. The 22.8-km-long corridor-I is from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir, while the 5.4-km-long corridor-II is from GNLU to GIFT City. The total completion cost of the Phase-II project is ₹ 5,384 crore, a statement issued by the PMO said.

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    The Surat Metro Rail Project is 40.35 km long and comprises two corridors. The 21.61-km-long corridor-I is from Sarthana to Dream City, while the 18.74-km-long corridor-II is from Bhesan to Saroli. The total completion cost of the project is ₹ 12,020 crore, the PMO said.

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