Work underway on over 1,000 km metro network in 27 cities: PM Modi
Monday, 18 January 2021 "Before 2014, only 225 km of metro line became operational in 10-12 yrs. In the last six years, over 450 km of metro network became operational," Modi said. The Ahmedabad and Surat metro projects are expected to provide an environment friendly Mass Rapid Transit System to these cities.
During his address in the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ahmedabad and Surat metro rail projects, PM Modi said that the best example to see the work difference between previous governments and current government is the expansion of metro rail network across country. He further said that there...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a webinar programme on budget allocation for Department of Financial Services where he focused on encouraging private enterprises. He said, "There is still great scope for the banking and insurance sectors in our economy. Keeping this in mind, we have taken many steps in this Budget - be it our decision to privatise two PSBs, raising FDI limit to 74% in insurance or our decision to bring LIC IPO. Our effort is to encourage private enterprises wherever possible. However, the country needs effective participation of the public sector in banking and insurance."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed at 2nd Khelo India Winter Games via video-conferencing. He said, "The experience of 'Khelo India Winter Games' will help us move forward with a holistic approach. These winter games in JandK will help establish new sporting ecosystem. The 'Khelo India' centres of excellence will also promote JandK tourism. Sports are not just a hobby or 'time pass'. In sports, we learn team spirit, look for new ways in defeats and learn to repeat victories. Sports shape the lives and lifestyle of players. It boosts self-confidence."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended 33rd convocation ceremony of The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University via video-conferencing on February 26. He said, "The Indian health eco-system is being seen with new eyes, new respect and new credibility. However, this also means that world will have greater expectations from you which is responsibility on your young and strong shoulders. The learning from pandemic can help us to fight other diseases like TB as well."
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Gujarat's Surat said BJP and Congress are perturbed and scared since results of Gujarat municipal elections rolled out. "I've been listening to statements of BJP and Congress, over past few days after the results (of Gujarat municipality elections). They're perturbed, a little scared. We have to understand that they're not scared of you or AAP. They're scared of people who voted for you," said Arvind Kejriwal. ."
The newly formed Indian Secular Front (ISF) of Furfura Sharif Cleric Abbas Siddiqui on February 26 expressed desire to fight upcoming West Bengal polls with Congress. "We wanted to share seats in West Bengal, as we will face loss if there's a vote split. So it will be good if we fight together. We've got 30 seats as per our choice. With Congress seat-sharing stand still not clear, talks still on," said Abbas Siddiqui, Indian Secular Front. Surat (Gujarat), Feb 26 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met newly elected corporators of the party as well as its volunteers, in Surat. Delhi CM Kejriwal is in Gujarat to thank the people of Surat as AAP bagged 27 seats in local body polls.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met newly elected corporators of the party as well as its volunteers, in Surat. Delhi CM Kejriwal is in Gujarat to thank the people of Surat as AAP bagged 27 seats in local body polls.
"I won't be able to say 'when' it is a 'dharam sankat,' said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman when asked about reducing fuel prices during an event in Ahmedabad on February 25. Nirmala Sitharaman said that there is revenue for both Centre and state and "it is no longer competitive." "You have an excise duty then you have VAT of the states that is percentage driven. We can be picker about who earns more. Everything that the Centre earns, 40% goes to the states. So that is what we are left with of the total amount you see," FM added.