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.
He also shared pictures of him taking the Metro ride along with school children.
On board the Pune Metro with my young friends. pic.twitter.com/QZi0AL0Uv2
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 6, 2022
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.
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.