Pune: The Prime Minister stated today that modern technology is being made available along with infrastructure facilities. He expressed confidence that Pune city which is know as the capital of Information Technology will now be having Metro railway facility, due to which this city will attain a global identity. Metro railway will become the life line of the city and India will be identified as the Center of Knowledge and Information. The Prime Minister expressed confidence that Maharashtra along with Pune will significantly contribute in the creation of this new India. .
The Prime Minister was speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Pune Metro Phase three was done at the hands of the Prime Minister at the Shri Shiv Chattrapati Sports Complex Ground at Mhalunge Balewadi.. The Governor Shri C Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadanavis, Union Human Resources Development Minister Shri Prakash Jawadekar, Union Housing and Urban Development Minister Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Guardian Minister Shri Girish Bapat, Minister of State for Social Justice Shri Dilip Kamble, Pune Mayor Smt Mukta Tilak, Pimpri Chinchwad Mayor Shri Rahul Jadhav, Member of Parliament Shri Anil Shirole, Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority Commissioner Shri Kiran Gitte were present on the occasion. .
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi further stated that Pune is known to be a cultural and educational city. and has made great strides in the field of Information technology. Hinjewadi is a Information Technology Hub and the people working here have established a new identity for this country. The Hinjewadi to Shivaji Nagar Metro service will benefit the youth working in the Information Technology Center to a considerable extent. This Metro route will increase the speed of transport and in turn the progress of this city. .
The work for the first two stages in Pune city is going on in full swing and next year Metro will run upto twelve kilometers. The Central and State Government is paying special attention on infrastructure facilities. The work of connecting the villages and cities in the country is in progress. Anybody visiting any area in the country will feel the pace of this work. .
Nobody desires to be aloof from the highway of progress. Hence many cities in the country have submitted proposals for Metro rail project to the Central Government. Five hundred kilometers work of Metro railway in the country is completed and the work for six hundred fifty kilometers of Metro railway is in progress. Metro railway commenced when Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister. .
It is the policy of the Government to lay emphasis of developing the infrastructure facilities from the villages to the city. The center has encouraged the Private Public partnership in progress. The first Metro project through the Public Private Partnership is taking shape in Pune. This new policy will speed up the Development of Metro project. The Central government has designed a sound Metro policy, which is a result of the broad mindset of the Center and the State. .
Stating the ” Ease of living and Ease of Doing” is the policy of the Central Government, the Prime Minister further stated that works worth Rs one thousand five hundred crores was completed through the Smart City project and projects worth Rs three thousand five hundred crores were in progress. Similarly mega work is going on in the country with respect to cleanliness and providing housing to the poor and many projects related with roads, electricity and water facilities in the country. .
The work on digital India is in progress to provide speedy and good quality service to the common people. All the villages in the country will be connected through optical fiber medium. It is the policy of the government to draft simple and easy rules for the common people. Affordable mobile phones and internet data has played a significant role in making modern technologies available to the common people. India has created an identity as the country manufacturing second largest number of cell phones in the world. The digital transactions have increased six fold during the last four and half years. Hence the needs and requirements of the people are getting fullfilled in a speedy manner. The work for taking the affordable internet data along with the hardware. He also stated that Maharashtra has completed the installation of one lakh L E D lamps on footpaths in the cities and villages , which has saved the electricity consumption to a considerable extent. .
The Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadanavis stated that the stone laying ceremony for the ambitious Metro Project in the city has taken occurred today. Hinjewadi, which is an Information Technology Hub provides human resources to the entire world. Technology is produced here. Since this area is getting connected to Shivaji Nagar will open new routes for the development of this area. Lakhs of people come to the Information Technology Park for work. Much of their time is consumed in travelling, which adversely affects their work efficiency.
The Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadanavis expressed pleasure for undertaking this very first project in Pune city through the Public Private Partnership policy of the Central Government. He expressed confidence that Metro project will not cause any harm to the environment and will save the time which would in turn increase the speed and work efficiency ultimately leading to the progress of our country. He expressed confidence that Pune city will make a name for itself as the best city in the country as well the dreams of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. .
The Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadanavis clarified that the area under the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority will be the development area for entire Maharashtra and mentioned the Ring Road Project, Electric Bus project coming up in the city. he further emphasized on planned development of this area through the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority with Public participation..
The Union Minister Shri Hardeep Singh Puri stated that he has close relations with Pune city. Pune is becoming the most developed city not only in the state, but in the country as well. Pune is the cultural and educational capital. The pace of work under the smart City and Prime Minister’s Housing scheme is good .
The Guardian Minister Shri Girish Bapat stated that Metro project work in Pune has gathered momentum in very less time.. The Pune Metro line 3 will benefit the Information Technology professionals working in the Hinjewadi Area. This Metro work will reduce the travel time and give impetus to travel. The ambit of Hinjewadi Metro will go on enlarging and it was necessary to extend this Metro line till Hadapsar. Pune city has received massive funds for its development from the State and the Central Government. National Highways worth Rs sixteen thousand crores will be taking shape along with Smart City, J A I K A projects. The extension of Lohagaon airport along with proposed airport at Purandar is also gaining pace.