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PM Narendra Modi unveils Shivaji statue, launches metro rail project in Pune

By Priyanka Verma 
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, March 6, unveiled a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the premises of Pune Municipal Corporation. The statue is made up of 1,850 kg of gunmetal and is about 9.5-feet tall. he has also launched a 12km stretch of 32.2 km-long metro rail project in Maharastra’s Pune. He will address a rally at MIT ground after taking a metro ride from Garware college to Anandnagar metro station.

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He also shared pictures of him taking the Metro ride along with school children.

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According to Prime Minister’s Office, the Pune Metro Rail Project project is being built at a total cost of more than Rs 11,400 crore. The foundation stone of the project had been laid by the Prime Minister on December 24, 2016. He will inaugurate a 12 km stretch of the total 32.2 km of the project today.

He will also inaugurate and inspect the Exhibition at Garware Metro Station and will undertake a metro ride from there to Anandnagar Metro Station.

The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of rejuvenation and pollution abatement of the Mula-Mutha River projects. Rejuvenation will be done in a 9 km stretch of the river at a project cost of more than Rs 1,080 crores. It will involve works such as river edge protection, interceptor sewage network, public amenities, boating activity etc.

Mula-Mutha River pollution abatement project will be implemented on the concept of “One City One Operator” at a cost of over Rs 1,470 crore. A total of 11 sewage treatment plants will be constructed under the project, with a combined capacity of around 400 MLD.

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Prime Minister Modi will also launch 100 e-buses and e-bus depot constructed at Baner.

Further, he will inaugurate the R K Laxman Art Gallery-Museum constructed at Balewadi, Pune. The main attraction of the Museum is a miniature model based on the village of Malgudi which will be made alive through the audio-visual effects. Cartoons drawn by cartoonist R K Laxman will be showcased in the Museum.

Later on Sunday, PM Modi will kickstart the Golden Jubilee celebration of Symbiosis University.

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