Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday flagged off and inaugurated extension to Metro Rail projects.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Hardeep Puri, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, and Deputy CM Nitinbhai Patel were onboard the metro train.
Addressing a rally here earlier today, Modi had said, “Till 2014, the metro network was only spread over 250 km, but today the operational network all over India is 650 km. Urban transport is going to change in the coming times. Metro is not only economical but is also beneficial for the environment.”
The first phase of the Ahmedabad metro is 40 km long; 6.5 km is underground and the remaining stretch is elevated.
The Union Cabinet has also given approval for the Phase-2 of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project in February 2019. Phase-2 will be just over 28-km long.