New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Pune on March 6 to inaugurate the Pune Metro Rail Project. He will also inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various development projects in Pune. He will inaugurate Pune Metro Rail Project at around 11:30 AM. This project is an endeavour to provide world-class infrastructure for urban mobility in Pune. The foundation stone of the project was also laid by the Prime Minister on December 24, 2016. Prime Minister will inaugurate a 12-km stretch of the total 32.2 km Pune metro rail project. The entire project is being built at a total cost of more than Rs 11,400 crore. He will also inaugurate and inspect the Exhibition at Garware Metro Station and will undertake a metro ride from there to Anandnagar Metro Station.
The Prime Minister will unveil the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on the premises of Pune Municipal Corporation. The statue is made up of 1,850 kg gunmetal and is about 9.5 feet tall.
At around 12 noon, Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone and inaugurate multiple developmental projects. He will also lay the foundation stone of rejuvenation and pollution abatement of the Mula-Mutha River projects. The rejuvenation will be done in a 9-Km stretch of the river at a project cost of more than Rs 1,080 crore. It will involve works such as river edge protection, interceptor sewage network, public amenities, boating activity etc.
Mula-Mutha River pollution abatement project will be implemented on the concept of “One City One Operator” at a cost of over Rs 1,470 crore. A total of 11 sewage treatment plants will be constructed under the project, with a combined capacity of around 400 MLD. Modi will also launch 100 e-buses and e-bus depot constructed at Baner.
He will inaugurate the RK Laxman Art Gallery-Museum constructed at Balewadi, Pune. The main attraction of the museum is a miniature model based on the village of Malgudi which will be made alive through audio-visual effects. Cartoons drawn by cartoonist RK Laxman will be showcased in the museum. After this, at around 1:45 pm, the Prime Minister will kickstart the Golden Jubilee celebration of Symbiosis University.
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