Bengaluru, June 20: Bengaluru South
Tejasvi Surya thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for laying the foundation stone for the Bengaluru Sub-urban Railway Project after a wait of almost 38 years.
As part of his visit to Bengaluru, PM Modi inaugurated the Centre for Brain Research at IISc, Dr. BR Ambedkar School of Economics University and also laid the foundation stone of Bagchi-Parthasarathy Hospital at IISc Campus, Upgraded ITIs, National Highway projects and other key railway projects, including the Bengaluru Sub-urban Railway Project. India’s first Air-Conditioned Railway Station, Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Station at Baiyappanahalli was also dedicated to the Nation by PM Modi.
Speaking at the event, PM Modi said, “I will work hard to fulfil the dreams of the people of Bengaluru in the next 40 months which have been pending for the last 40 years.” Highlighting the potential of the youth of our city, he also said, “Bengaluru has shown what Indian youth can do if the government provides facilities and minimizes interference in the lives of citizen.”
“What was in the pipeline for more than 38 years is now very close to becoming a reality thanks to the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government. The project is sure to benefit lakhs of citizens of Namma Bengaluru in the coming days and will also provide the necessary mass transportation infrastructure for the city. It is only because of the extraordinary vision of our Prime Minister that the suburban railway project is close to reality. On behalf of citizens of Bengaluru, I thank PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji for laying the foundation stone for this much awaited project,” Surya said in a statement.
The Bengaluru Sub-urban Rail Project will connect Bengaluru, India’s Silicon Valley, with its suburbs and satellite townships. The project is being built at a cost of over Rs. 15,700 Crore envisaging four corridors and covering a total distance of over 148 kms. It is set to promote a cost-effective, comfortable and convenient travel option while also reducing pollution and vehicular congestion. Metro stations and other mass transportation systems will also be integrated with the project in order to completely realize last & first mile connectivity in Bengaluru.
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