Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Mundka-Bahadurgarh section of Delhi Metro and said his government’s priority is to build convenient, comfortable and affordable urban transport systems in cities.
Inaugurating the latest section via video conference, he said there was a direct link between connectivity and development.
“Our government brought out a policy relating to metros. This is because we felt aspects relating to metro systems need greater coherence and work as per a basic set of standards,” he said in his address.
He also said that the government wants to boost make in India by making coaches of the Metro in India itself.
“Several nations helped us in the making of the Delhi Metro and other Metros, and now, we are helping other nations by designing coaches for their Metro systems,” Modi said.
He pointed out that the process of making Metro systems is also linked to cooperative federalism. “Wherever Metros are being built in India, the Centre and the respective state governments are working together,” he said.
“New India requires new and smart infrastructure. We have worked on roads, railways, highways, airways, waterways and i-ways. There is unparalleled focus on connectivity and ensuring development projects are completed on time,” the PM said.
Bahadurgarh, he said, is witnessing tremendous economic growth. There are several educational centres there, students from there even travel to Delhi.>