PM Narendra Modi will perform the bhoomi pujan function for the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and the Surat Metro Rail Project through video-conferencing on Monday.
“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,” PM Modi said in a tweet on Monday.”
The metro projects will give a an environment-friendly mass rapid transit system to the two cities in Gujarat, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement.
Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat chief minsiter Vijay Rupani and Union housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri will be attending the event virtually.
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 gave by the PMO said.
The Surat Metro Rail Project is 40.35 km long and includes two corridors. The 21.61-km-long corridors-I is from Sarthana to Dream City, while the 18.74-km-long corridor-II is from Bhesan to Saroli. The all out completion cost of the project is ₹12,020 crore, the PMO said.