Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (September 7) inaugurated the first coach for Mumbai Metro built under the ‘Make in India’ programme. Accompanied by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Mumbai Metro officials, PM Modi took a tour of the new coach and the train. The coach was built by state-run engineering firm BEML.
He also inaugurated three Metro lines that are expected to ease traffic in the financial and entertainment hub that sees severe public transport disruption during monsoon. He also launched several infrastructure projects worth Rs. 20,000 crore.
After addressing the nation and the ISRO scientists on Saturday (September 7) following the Chandrayaan 2 setback – where lander Vikram lost link with earth during final descent to moon — Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Maharashtra’s Mumbai for a series of events.
Accompanied by Governor B.S. Koshyari and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Modi was received by LSS President Mukund Chitale, committee members Rashmi Fadanvis, Mahesh Kale, Uday Tardalkar and others.
The Prime Minister started his Maharashtra visit with a ‘darshan’ of Lord Ganesha installed at the 96-year old Lokmanya Seva Sangh (LSS) in suburban Vile Parle, in Mumbai.
The LSS was set up by the followers of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak on March 11, 1923, to build a socially vigilant, disciplined, cultured and progressive society.
He was also scheduled to visit Nagpur for metro projects, but the same had to be postponed at the last moment due to heavy rain forecast.