Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (4 March) inaugurated the first phase of Ahmedabad Metro, ANI has reported.
The 6.5 km long phase-1 of the project connects Vastral Gam to Apparel Park. Following the inauguration, PM Modi took a metro ride along with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel and other dignitaries.
Also travelling in the train were specially abled children with whom PM Modi had a brief interaction.
As reported by Desh Gujarat, the route mainly connects the eastern part of the city and would be opened for regular public use from 6 April. The route would be powered by South Korean made coaches. Each train would be reportedly made up of three coaches.
The foundation stone for Phase-II of the project was also laid by PM Modi. As reported earlier, the second phase would connect Motera to Gandhinagar. It will run along the North-South corridor (APMC-Vasna to Motera). The Akshardham-Motera stretch spans 20.84 km while the GNLU-GIFT City corridor is 5.4 km long.
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