The Prime Minister said that Indians have taken a colossal resolution to build a developed India in the coming 25 years
Modern infrastructure has a big role in this roadmap of developed India, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday while laying the foundation stone of various projects of Kochi Metro and Indian Railways worth over Rs 4500 crore in Kochi.
The Prime Minister said that Indians have taken a colossal resolution to build a developed India in the coming 25 years. He recalled that in 2017, he had the honour of inaugurating the Kochi Metro. Today, the Phase I extension of the Kochi Metro is being inaugurated and the foundation stone for the second phase of the Kochi Metro is also being laid.
The Prime Minister said, “The second phase of the Kochi Metro is going to be a boon for the youth and professionals. “Impetus-led development is taking place in the entire country when it comes to transport and urban development.” Remarking on the implementation of The Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority in Kochi, PM Modi said that this authority will work to integrate all the modes of transport, such as metro, bus, waterway etc.
With this model of multimodal connectivity, the city of Kochi will have three direct benefits. This will reduce the travel time of the people of the city, reduce the traffic on the roads and reduce the pollution in the city, PM Modi said. “To protect the environment, India has taken the colossal pledge of net zero, it will also help in that. This will reduce the carbon footprint,” he added.