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PM Modi inaugurates Phase I of Ahmedabad Metro rail project, takes ride

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated Phase I of the Ahmedabad Metro rail project. He also took a ride in the metro and interacted with students and co-passengers.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated Phase I of the Ahmedabad Metro rail project. He also took a ride in the metro and interacted with students and co-passengers.

Earlier today, the Prime Minister flagged off the new Vande Bharat Express train at Gandhinagar.

Prime Minister Modi will lay the foundation stone and dedicate various projects worth over Rs 7,200 crore in Ambaji and perform Darshan and Pooja at Ambaji Temple. Thereafter, he will attend Maha Aarti at Gabbar Tirtha.

The programmes in Ambaji include laying the foundation stone of over 45,000 houses built under the PM Awas Yojana. Prime Minister Modi will also lay the foundation stone of Taranga Hill – Ambaji – Abu Road New Broad Gauge Line and development of pilgrimage facilities at Ambaji temple under the PRASAD scheme.

The new rail line is expected to benefit lakhs of devotees visiting Ambaji, one of the 51 Shakti Peethas and will enrich the worship experience of the devotees at all these pilgrimage places. Other projects whose foundation stone will be laid include the construction of the runway and associated infrastructure at Air Force Station, Deesa; Ambaji Bypass Road among others.

Prime Minister Modi will also dedicate the 62-km-long New Palanpur-New Mahesana section of the Western Freight Dedicated Corridor and the 13-km-long New Palanpur-New Chatodar Section (Palanpur bypass line). It will enhance connectivity to Pipavav, Deendayal Port Authority (Kandla), Mundra and other ports of Gujarat.