PUNE (Metro Rail News): Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the people of Pune, Metro network, an upcoming highway to Pandharpur, improved trains, better air connectivity, and Maharashtra in general, that they could expect much better times in the future.
On Thursday Speaking at a rally on the S P College grounds, Modi said the government’s plan to invest Rs 100 lakh crore for national infrastructure over the next five years would benet cities like Pune.
He said, Connectivity is a big issue in many cities, including Pune, in the country. We are able to see the outcome of the pace with which work has been done in the last ve years. The development of a new Palki highway from Pune to Pandharpur is being done and other more highways would ease the connectivity to the city.
The Metro network is spreading fast in the city. There would be a big relief in traffic situations due to the metro rail. There has been tremendous improvement witnessed in railway service in the last ve years. From security to cleanliness to speed-efforts have been taken on all fronts.
PM Modi said, New special trains have been started in various parts of the country and it will also be started here soon. Pune city and Maharashtra state will benet from it.
Air connectivity has also improved tremendously in the last ve years, said the Prime Minister, adding that the Udaan scheme has ensured the beginning of air services in nine towns in Maharashtra. He said, “I am happy that one wearing Hawai chappal (oaters) is now also able to take Hawai Yatra (air travel)”.
Modi said his government was also focusing on building a robust digital infrastructure. “This country is going to be a global power in digital infrastructure. We are already strong in data and the work started for strengthening digital infrastructure would further strengthen our position.
He appealed to the youth to continue to repose their confidence in the BJP. “I urge the youth to not to follow those who are spreading a feeling of hopelessness. I assure that the coming years would be full of hope. The government will take favorable decisions for encouraging investment in the country.
PM Modi said “the government will achieve the target of becoming a ve trillion dollar economy with clear policy and good infrastructure. There are many who nd it difficult to accept this. They look at the numbers and say this is not possible. But I look at the track record of my government and the efforts of 130 crore people of this country. It took the Indian economy about 60 years to touch the one trillion dollar mark, and another eight years to reach the two trillion dollar mark. In the last ve years of our government, we have added nearly one trillion dollars to our economy, and that has given us the confidence to set higher goals for ourselves. The bigger our economy, the faster we can eradicate poverty”.
The world was changing fast and there were rapid changes in international relations and economics world over. Prime Minister Modi Said “There was a need for the confident and strong government for the country to face the rapidly-changing world scenario and the citizens of the country have given us that mandate in the Lok Sabha elections”.