PM Modi buys ticket for train ride in Pune metro as inauguration 32.2-km long Garware

staff Reporter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the Pune metro rail project, and himself bought tickets from a kiosk at the Garware metro station for the metro ride. 

The inauguration of the 12-km stretch of the total 32.2-km long project took place at the Garware metro station, from where Modi flagged off the project and proceeded to take the metro ride to the Anandnagar station, located nearly five km away. the Prime Minister can be seen boarding the metro and later interacting with some students during the journey. He spoke to differently-abled students, some of them visually impaired, present inside the metro coach.

The 12-km-long route inaugurated on Sunday includes two priority stretches-- Garware College to Vanaz (5 km) and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation to Phugewadi (7 km) -- on two metro lines.

The total cost of the Pune metro project is over Rs 11,400 crore. The PM had laid the foundation stone for the project on December 24, 2016

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