Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Gujarat should be taken as a case study on how development should be undertaken. He mentioned that the multitude the infrastructural development projects being implemented in Gujarat will transform the State massively.
Launching several developmental programmes in Ahmedabad, he said the transformation of the Gujarat in the past couple of decades is due to meticulous planning and hard work of the people in the State.
Inaugurating the first phase of Ahmedabad Metro Service, he said that the metro will provide a convenient and environment friendly mode of transportation for the people in Ahmedabad. Before 2014, there was only 250 km operational network of metro in the country, while now there is 655 km, he added..
Modi laid the foundation stone for the second phase of the Ahmedabad Metro. India’s first indigenously developed payment eco-system and automatic fare collection system based on One Nation, One Card Model was also unveiled. He then flagged off the Metro train and took a ride in the metro.
The Prime Minister, inaugurated the 1200 bed New Civil Hospital, New Cancer Hospital, Dental Hospital and Eye Hospital in Ahmedabad. He also dedicated to the nation, the Dahod Railway Workshop and Patan-Bindi Railway Lineand laid the foundation stone of Lothal Maritime Museum.
Addressing the gathering at the BJ Medical College Ground, the Prime Minister said that the common mobility card unveiled today, eliminates the need for having multiple cards for travelling in metro and using other means of transportation throughout the country. He said the card would ensure ‘One Nation-One Card’ for mobility.
He added that the indigenously built card has removed the previous international dependence on making such cards. India is one of the few countries in the world having a One Nation-One Card for transportation, PM added.
Stating health as a priority of the Union Government, PM said that the government is building quality health care infrastructure throughout the country, from Wellness Centres to Medical Colleges. He also mentioned about the world class health facilities being built throughout Gujarat. He added that once completed, Medicity will cater to around ten thousand patients.