Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway in Gurgaon on Monday.
Speaking at the inauguration of the KMP Expressway project in Haryana’s Gurgaon, PM Modi said the western peripheral expressway will contribute to reducing pollution. He added that the project will help the economy as well as the environment while making travelling and thus life easier.
Blaming the UPA government, PM Modi said the western peripheral expressway was meant to be completed during the Commonwealth Games but was delayed due to corruption.
Ahead of the inauguration, Congress spokesperson, Randeep Surjewala had tweeted that the Prime Minister and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar were “endangering people’s lives by “forcibly and illegally” inaugurating an “incomplete highway.”
He alleged that the two leaders were risking the lives of the commuters for “quick publicity in the elections” and to “benefit a private operator”.
He further asked PM Modi to cancel the inauguration and first order an enquiry and get the KMP Expressway completed.
The KMP Expressway, meant to divert heavy vehicles from Delhi to reduce pollution, has been built at a cost of Rs. 6,400 crore.
PM Modi also inaugurated the 3.2 km-long Escorts Mujesar-Raja Nahar Singh (Ballabhgarh) section of the Violet Line of Delhi Metro.
After the inauguration of the section, the Violet Line span has become 46.6 km and the total length of the Delhi Metro network now stands at 317 km.
Passenger services on the 3.2 km segment will commence at 5 pm, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials said.
S K Pathak, Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety, had on Saturday approved the commencement of passenger operations on this corridor of the Violet Line.
(With PTI inputs)