PM Modi launches 1st Regional Rapid Transit System in Ghaziabad, UP

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In a significant event, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the priority section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor at Sahibabad RapidX Station in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. He also flagged off the Namo Bharat RapidX train, marking the launch of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) in India. Additionally, the Prime Minister dedicated two stretches of the east-west corridor of the Bengaluru Metro.

Here are the key highlights of the event:

  1. Historic Moment: Prime Minister Modi noted that this was a historic moment as India’s first Rapid Rail Service, the Namo Bharat Train, was dedicated to the people. He recalled laying the foundation stone for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor four years ago and celebrated its operation on the Sahibabad to Duhai Depot stretch.
  2. Women Power: The Prime Minister highlighted that the Namo Bharat Train is a symbol of women empowerment, as the entire support staff and locomotive pilots of the train are women.
  3. Development and Progress: He emphasized that India is writing its own saga of progress and development in various sectors. He mentioned milestones in space exploration, 5G technology, digital transactions, and the success of Made in India vaccines.
  4. Manufacturing and Defense: The Prime Minister spoke about the eagerness of multinational companies to set up manufacturing units in India, including mobile phones, TVs, laptops, and computers. He also mentioned progress in defense manufacturing, including fighter jets and the aircraft carrier INS Vikrant.
  5. Infrastructure Development: Prime Minister Modi highlighted the comprehensive development efforts in various modes of transportation, such as waterways and air travel. He spoke about the expansion and modernization of port infrastructure and the rapid increase in the number of airports.
  6. Youth and Future: He expressed confidence that India would land the first Indian on the moon in the near future. All these developments are aimed at creating a brighter future for the country’s youth.
  7. Environment and Clean Energy: The Prime Minister underlined the importance of reducing urban pollution and promoting green public transport, such as electric buses. The government is actively investing in modern and green public transportation.
  8. Support for Farmers and Festive Benefits: Prime Minister Modi announced various benefits for farmers, including an increase in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for crops and subsidies on urea. He also mentioned the utilization of crop residues for biofuel and ethanol production.
  9. Civic Ease: The focus of the government is on improving the standard of living and quality of life for all citizens by providing better air quality, improved educational facilities, and efficient public transport services.
  10. Multi-Modal Connectivity: The Prime Minister highlighted the importance of multi-modal connectivity and how various modes of transportation are being integrated to provide a seamless travel experience.
  11. Economic Progress: He emphasized that the initiatives undertaken are intended to promote economic activities, benefit the economy, and improve the lives of the citizens.

In conclusion, Prime Minister Modi shared that the festive joy in every family increases when sensitive decisions are taken for the benefit of the people. He reiterated that his work is being done for the people, and their happiness and capabilities are a priority.

Prominent figures like the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, and Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs were present at the event, and the Chief Minister of Karnataka joined via video conferencing.

The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor is a significant regional rapid transit system that aims to improve intercity connectivity, reduce congestion, and enhance economic activity in the region. Similarly, the expansion of the Bengaluru Metro will improve transportation within the city, benefiting residents and commuters.

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