Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an indigenously-built metro coach on Saturday that will be put to use by Mumbai metro network. The coach, the first in the list of 500 to be delivered to the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation, has been developed by Bharat Earth Movers (BEML) at its Bengaluru facility in just 75 days.
Modi launched the coach along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
The PM stated that 10,000 engineers and 40,000 skilled and unskilled workers will get job opportunities due to the metro projects. Citing the examples of Navi Mumbai airport, Mumbai Trans Harbour terminal, and bullet train project, the PM said that the scale and speed with which projects are being executed today is unprecedented.
The PM laid the foundation stone for three metro lines, which will together add more than 42 km to the metro network of the city. The three corridors are 9.2 km long Gaimukh to ShivajiChowk (Mira Road) Metro-10 corridor, 12.7 km long Wadala to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Metro-11 corridor and 20.7 km long Kalyan to Taloja Metro-12 corridor.