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PM Narendra Modi To Visit Gujarat Today, Set To Inaugurate Ahmedabad Metro Service

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| March 4 , 2019 , 12:39 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a 2-day visit to Gujarat from Monday where he is all set to launch the Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan Yojana (PM-SYM) and along with it will inaugurate the first phase of the 6-km-long Ahmedabad Metro train service.

PM Modi would visit Annapurna Dham Trust in Adalaj in Gandhinagar on March 5 for the ground-breaking ceremony of a Shikshan Bhavan and a Vidhyarthi Bhavan, they added.

The prime minister would start his two-day visit from Jamnagar in Saurashtra region where he would dedicate to the nation a 750-bed annexe of the Guru Gobind Singh Hospital and inaugurate its PG hostel, they said.

PM Modi will also launch SAUNI water schemes projects including Und-1 to Ranjit Sagar Lift Irrigation Scheme and Machu-1 to Nyari Lift Irrigation Scheme.

He will also lay the foundation stone of Jodiya Desalination Plant and Und-3 to Venu-2 Lift Irrigation Scheme.

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The first trial runs on the 6.5 km route of the metro rail was successfully conducted recently.

The cabinet has also recently cleared phase-II of the Ahmedabad Metro Rail project. As part of the metro rail commissioning programme, PM Modi will lay the foundation of the 28.28-kilometre second phase of the Ahmedabad Metro and also travel some distance on the phase 1 stretch.

The project comprises two corridors of with a total length of 28.254 km: Corridor 1 from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir (22.838 km) and Corridor 2 from GNLU to GIFT City (5.416 km). Total completion cost of Phase-II metro is estimated at ₹5,384.17 crore.

The project will provide the much-needed additional public transport infrastructure to Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.

The second phase of metro rail project is aimed at streamlining the urban transportation system in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar -- which is stressed due to intensive developments, increase in the number of private vehicles and heavy construction in the city.