Delhi: Prime Minister Modi inaugurates Pragati Maidan corridor project, says it will save time and fuel; praises the artwork inside the tunnel | Delhi News



NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the main tunnel and five underground passages of the Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor project, an integral part of Pragati Maidan redevelopment exercise and praised the artwork inside the tunnel.
The Pragati Maidan Integrated transit corridor project was built at a cost of over Rs 920 crore.
Stating that the project will ensure ease of living by helping to save considerable time and cost for commuters, the Prime Minister added that Delhi has received a fine gift of infrastructure from the Centre.
“Completing an integrated transit corridor was not an easy task. The project had to endure several obstacles, including the Covid-19. justice, disturb the process of such projects. But it is new India that makes new Sankalps and strives to achieve them. I congratulate and thank the engineers who carried out the project in a coordinated way, as well as those who worked on it “, said Modi PM.
The Prime Minister also noted that people faced difficulties at the ITO, saying: “When there are my schedules, I tell my SPG to plan my route before 5 a.m. or after 10 p.m. so that people don’t have to suffer.”
Modi also praised the artworks inside the tunnel which had added value and suggested that if no vehicles can be allowed in the tunnel for 4-6 hours on Sunday and the art gallery is shown to the students.

Furthermore, the Prime Minister said that over the past 8 years Delhi’s metro network has been doubled and urged people to switch to metro rather than using private vehicles.
The main tunnel connects Ring Road to India Gate via Purana Qila Road through Pragati Maidan. The six-lane split tunnel serves several purposes, including access to Pragati Maidan’s huge underground car park.
It is equipped with the latest world standard facilities such as intelligent fire management, modern ventilation and automated drainage, digitally controlled video surveillance and public announcement system inside the tunnel.


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