Much awaited BRTS project got launched yesterday. The urban public transport service par excellence, 'Jan Marg-B.R.T.S' w as dedicated as a Deepavali gift to the citizens of Ahmedabad by Shri Narendrabhai Modi today. The estimated land cost, which is utilized for Jan Marg comes to the tune of Rs. 9000 crores. "We are going to celebrate Swarnim Jayanti in Ahmedabad. We are also committed to the development of Ahmedabad. We have determined to transform the city by taking up various development projects. Those who are getting pain out of development let them bear with it, "added C.M.
He cracked upon the elements eng aged in publicizing the piece of Central-Aid.
Every year, Citizens of Gujarat deposit huge sum of Rs. 1.75 Lakh crores, as tax in the treasury of Centre. Against that, if Union Government releases a piece of aid for the construction of Jan Marg, there is no point in making publicity of it, after all the money belongs to the people of Gujarat. Chief Minister had critically raised the issue.
What if the vision of Jan Marg Public Transport could not get realised? Why are you so scared and pained, that you could not construct the efficient public transport -Jan Marg-addressing the problems of people? Who had stopped you in transforming the glittering image of Kankariya Lake? Why you did not bothered of bringing Narmada water in Sabarmati? He strongly objected the efforts to create controversy over the Central-Aid component.
The gleaming B.R.T.S is to cover 88 K.Ms connecting different areas of Ahmedabad, would provide public transport services of International class. He dedicated the first phase of Jan Marg, connecting R.T.O to Pirana. Chief Minister received thunderous ovation from the people, when he arrived in BRTS with the Mayor of Ahmedabad Shri Kanaji Thakor, Urban Development Minister Shri Nitinbhai Patel, and Revenue Minister Smt Anandiben Patel.
Earlier he dedicated Suez Treatment Plant, and Solid waste land fill site. He also laid foundation stone of Solid waste processing plant today.
M.P Dr Kiritbhai Solanki, Mayor Shri Kanaji Thakor had addressed the gathering.
Revenue Minister Smt Anandiben Patel, Urban Development Minister Shri Nitinbhai Patel, M.P. Shri Surendrabhai Patel, MLAS and eminent leaders were among the others who attended the inauguration ceremony.