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Modi In Faridabad: Badarpur-Faridabad metro line starts today

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On 6th September, Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a ride in Delhi Metro to inaugurate a new metro line connecting Badarpur and Faridabad in Haryana.  He took a ride between Janpath and Bata Chowk stations.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal, Union Minister for Rural Development Birender Singh, Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki Union Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu received Modi at the Bata Chowk Metro station. The prime minister spoke to the passengers and allowed some of them to take selfies with him.
After inaugurating the metro corridor, he addressed the public meeting.

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The Rs.2,900 crore project, an extension of the violet line between the ITO and Badarpur Metro stations, will cover nine stations – Sarai, NHPC Chowk, Mewala Maharajpur, Sector 28, Badkal Mor, Old Faridabad, Neelam Chowk Ajronda, Bata Chowk and Escorts Mujesar.

About 1.95 lakh passengers are expected to use the new metro line.

The new metro line will be open for public from 4 p.m. on Sunday. The 13.87 km Delhi (Badarpur)-Faridabad (Escorts Mujesar) Metro corridor is equipped with solar power generation facilities in all stations and depots.

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PM Modi Wonders ‘If India Could Become A Hub Of Solar Power Battery’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wondered whether India could become a hub of solar power battery manufacturing

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Wikimedia Commons

Amid his thrust on renewable energy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wondered whether India could become a hub of solar power battery manufacturing, which can play a major role in the march towards clean energy.

He stated this while giving example of mobile phones, saying their popularity increased manifold as the size of their batteries decreased.

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Rachel Kyte, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sustainable Energy and head of Sustainable Energy for All, and Luis Alfonso de Alba, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit, made this request in a video conference with journalists from Indonesia. Pixabay

Modi was responding when asked for his comments on the global challenge of climate change after he addressed the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) here in presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed and Mongolian President Kjhaltmaagin Battulga.

He said India, as part of its aspiration to generate 175 GW of clean energy by 2022, is focusing on solar power in a big way.

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Expressing confidence that India will achieve the target of 175 GW of renewable energy, the Prime Minister wondered whether India could become a hub of solar power battery manufacturing.

He said he has invited companies dealing in it to discuss the matter.

He said if solar power was used for cooking in the country, there was scope for 250 million batteries, which in turn could benefit the electric vehicle market through cross-subsidy. (IANS)