After the inauguration of project, the Prime Minister was witnessed picking up garbage from the road in from of a wall having colourful mural related to Indian tradition.
New Delhi: In a major boost to Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor project, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the main tunnel and five underpasses. The project is a key part of the Pragati Maidan redevelopment exercise.
The Prime Minister, after inaugurating the project, tweeted, Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor will ensure ease of living by helping save time and cost of commuters in a big way.”
Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel, in a tweet, said, “I feel delighted to be a part of the inauguration of Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor project by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The corridor, part of Pragati Maidan redevelopment project, has six-lane tunnel and five underpasses equipped with latest global standard movement facilities that’ll provide hassle-free & smooth movement to new world-class Exhibition and Convention centre being developed at Pragati Maidan.
After the inauguration of project, the Prime Minister was witnessed picking up garbage from the road in from of a wall having colourful mural related to Indian tradition. PM Modi picked up the litter while inspecting the ITPO tunnel. The Prime Minister, while giving a message to contribute in Swachh Bharat Mission, tried to set an example.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, in a tweet, said, “Our actions reflect our commitment towards a resolution. PM @narendramodi Ji’s devotion towards ‘Swacch Bharat’ is truly inspiring.”
As per the report, cost of the project is more than Rs 920 crore which is being borne entirely by the central government. The project is being aimed at providing hassle-free and smooth access to the exhibition and convention centre being developed at Pragati Maidan. The project consists 1.36-km-long tunnel with six lanes. It connects Ring Road with India Gate via Purana Qila Road passing through Pragati Maidan.