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Modi inaugurates Badarpur-Faridabad metro corridor

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a metro line on Sunday which connects Badarpur in Delhi and Faridabad in Haryana. A Rs 700-crore project would extend the metro connectivity up to Ballabhgarh, said the Prime Minister while addressing a ‘Gati Pragati’ rally on Sunday.

Modi said that Faridabad and Gurgaon needed to be further connected through the Metro network.

The 13.8-km Badarpur-Mujesar Metro corridor has nine stations — Sarai, NHPC Chowk, Mewala Maharajpur, Sector 28, Badkal Mor, Old Faridabad, Neelam Chowk Ajronda, Bata Chowk and Escorts Mujesar.

 

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi travelling by the Delhi Metro to the inauguration ceremony of Badarpur-Faridabad Metro Line, at Faridabad September 06, 2015.
source: Indianexpress.com

The new corridor, which took Rs 2,500 crores to construct, is expected to be used by about 1.95 lakh passengers everyday by the end of the year.

The Prime Minister stated that with the inauguration of this metro line, the rush of weekend tourists to Haryana would increase which would create an upsurge in local employment.

The facility would ease commutation for people who rely on shared auto-rickshaws and buses to travel the distance from Badarpur metro station to Faridabad.

The Prime Minister said that the electrical requirements of this metro corridor will be powered by solar energy and panels for the same have been set up at all the stations.

Modi commuted on the newly inaugurated line from Janpath in Delhi to Bata Chowk in Faridabad.

The Prime Minister called Haryana his “second home” as he had spent most of his time there after Gujarat. He stated that he had travelled the streets of Faridabad on a scooter even before he was appointed as the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

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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)