Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Karnataka and Maharashtra on Thursday and lay foundation stones and inaugurate projects worth more than Rs 10,800 crore in Karnataka and Rs 38,800 crore in Maharashtra. In Mumbai, the Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation two Mumbai Metro Rail Lines 2A and 7, worth around Rs 12,600 crore.
The Prime Minister will begin his Karnataka tour by visiting the districts of Yadgiri and Kalaburagi. Around 12 noon, in Kodekal, Yadgiri District, Modi will lay the foundation stone and inaugurate various developmental projects related to irrigation, drinking water and a National Highway development project.
Around 2.15 pm, he will reach Malkhed, Kalaburagi District, where he will distribute title deeds (hakku patra) to the eligible beneficiaries of newly declared revenue villages and also lay the foundation stone for a National Highway project.
Around 5 pm, the Prime Minister will inaugurate, dedicate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development initiatives in Mumbai. At around 6.30 pm, he will inaugurate the two lines of Mumbai Metro and also undertake a Metro ride.
The metro line 2A connecting Dahisar E and DN Nagar (yellow line) is around 18.6 Km long, while metro line 7 connecting Andheri E – Dahisar E (red line) is around 16.5 Km long. The foundation stone of these lines was also laid by the Prime Minister in 2015.
Mr Modi will launch MUMBAI 1 Mobile App and National Common Mobility Card (Mumbai 1). The app will facilitate ease of travel, can be shown on the entry gates of Metro Stations and supports digital payment to buy tickets through UPI.
The National Common Mobility Card (Mumbai 1) will initially be used in metro corridors and can be extended to other modes of mass public transit including local trains and buses as well. Commuters will not need to carry multiple cards or cash; the NCMC card will enable quick, contactless, digital transactions, thereby easing the process with a seamless experience.