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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone for India’s first Regional Rail and Meerut Metro Service.
The Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today laid the Foundation Stone for the construction of India’s first Regional Rail between Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut and Meerut Metro at Sikandarpur, Ghaziabad. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Hon’ble Shri Yogi Adityanath and Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs, Shri V. K. Singh were also present on the occasion.
Hon’ble Minister of State with independent charge of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri led the program of foundation stone laying of RRTS and Meerut Metro services in Meerut where the local MP and MLAs were present. The RRTS corridor is being built at a cost of Rs 30,274 crore and is planned to be operationalized by 2024.
Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi said, “Giving a new way to next generation urban infrastructure, foundation stone was laid for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) today. This will the first RRTS project built with a cost of Rs 30,000 crore. Rapid rail and metro both will be running on this corridor in meerut. Once this is completed, Delhi-Meerut journey will be covered in less than an hour. Of this RRTS, commuters suffering will be removed and traffic system will be streamlined.”
This article first appeared on urbantransportnews.com
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