Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a one-day visit to Pune. Meanwhile, he gave a gift to the people of Pune by inaugurating the metro. During this, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis were also present with him. During this, the PM also talked to the children present in the metro and asked about the journey.
Let us inform you that earlier the Prime Minister had unveiled the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the Pune Municipal Corporation Complex (PMC) as soon as he came to Pune. The specialty of this statue is that it is made of 1,850 kg of gunmetal and is about 9.5 feet tall.
According to the information from the PM office, the Pune metro has cost around 11,500 crore. The inauguration of the 12-km stretch of the total 32.2-km long project took place at the Garware metro station, from where Mr. Modi flagged off the project and proceeded to take the metro ride to the Anandnagar station, located nearly five km away.
The PM also paid floral tributes to the statue of social reformer Mahatma Jyotiba Phule at the civic headquarters. Earlier, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, State cabinet minister and senior Shiv Sena leader Subhash Desai, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Devendra Fadnavis and BJP state president Chandrakant Patil welcomed Mr. Modi after he landed at the Lohegaon International Airport here.