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Central govt changing face of Delhi, modernising it, says PM Modi

  • IBEF
  • June 20, 2022

Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi said that the Centre's modern development activity is altering the face of Delhi and modernising the national capital. Speaking after the main tunnel and five underpasses of the Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor project were inaugurated here, he cited a number of initiatives, including the Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways, more than doubling of metro tracks in Delhi-NCR, and the Delhi-Meerut highway, as steps taken by his government to address the region's problems.

The national government has given Delhi a wonderful infrastructure present, the prime minister stated after the project was inaugurated. He stated that the scheme will save 55 lakh litres of gasoline while also reducing pollution. He stated that his government sees increased urbanisation as an opportunity and has been working to improve people's quality of life.

The inauguration of the 1.6-kilometer-long tunnel, which will be Delhi's first, would allow commuters from east Delhi, Noida, and Ghaziabad to bypass traffic jams on ITO, Mathura Road, and Bhairon Marg, saving time, fuel, and money. The Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor project is wholly supported by the central government and has a cost of more than Rs. 920 crore (US$ 118.06 million).

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