The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Mumbai, Aurangabad and Nagpur in Maharashtra on September 7, 2019.
In Mumbai, the PM will lay foundation stone for three metro lines, which will together add more than 42 km to the metro network of the city. The three corridors are 9.2 km long Gaimukh to Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road) Metro-10 corridor, 12.7 km long Wadala to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Metro-11 corridor and 20.7 km long Kalyan to Taloja Metro-12 corridor.
The PM will also lay foundation stone for a state-of-the-art Metro Bhavan; the 32-storey centre will operate and control 14 metro lines measuring around 340 km.
The PM will inaugurate Bandongri Metro Station, Kandivali East.
He will also inaugurate a state-of-the-art metro coach, the first metro coach under Make in India.
The PM will release a Brand Vision Document for Maha Mumbai Metro.
In Aurangabad, the PM will address a state-level Mahila Saksham Melava or Empowered Women’s Meet of Self Help Groups, being organized by Maharashtra State Rural Livelihood Mission (UMED).
In Nagpur, the PM will inaugurate 11 kilometre long Aqua Line of Nagpur Metro, at Subhash Nagar Metro Station, Nagpur. The Aqua Line refers to the segment from Lokmanya Nagar Metro Station to Sitabuldi Interchange, named so due to the number of water bodies which are located along the alignment. The starting of passenger services from Lokmanya Nagar Metro Station to Sitabuldi Interchange. The new line would provide transport facilities to a number of college students travelling on that road, as also, the employee and workforce engaged in MIDC, Hingna.
The PM will then proceed to Mankapur stadium, where he will inaugurate various projects.
He will inaugurate the Out Patient Department of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Nagpur.
The PM will also launch Pradhan Mantri Vyapari Maan-Dhan Yojana, a national level Pension Scheme for Traders and Shopkeepers.
The PM will also lay the foundation stone for four-laning of Nagpur-Umred section of NH-353D and for Saoner – Dhapewada – Kalmeshwar - Gondkhairi section of NH-547E.
The PM will also lay the foundation stone for ICMR-NIV Satellite Centre of One Health, Nagpur. The Centre is being established to achieve the goal of One Health, a concept where human health, animal health, wild life and environment come together to achieve better public health outcomes. The ICMR’s Centre will work towards tackling emerging and existing zoonotic diseases, and will emphasize on identification of novel and unknown zoonotic agents, capacity building and human resource development.
A brief on the various projects being inaugurated or initiated by the PM is given below.
Background Information on Projects
Mumbai Metro Projects
The Government of Maharashtra has decided to create a 337-km long Metro network in the city and its metropolitan region in the next 4 to 5 years, to provide relief to commuters. Of these, implementation of six corridors - Dahisar to DN Nagar Metro-2A corridor, DN Nagar to Mandale Metro-2B corridor, Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor, Wadala to Kasarvadavli Metro-4 corridor, Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli Metro-6 corridor and Andheri (East) to Dahisar (East) Metro-7 corridor – has already begun. This 139-km metro network promises to carry more than 50 lakh commuters every day.
In addition to the above, 42.6-km of metro work is now being taken up for implementation with three more corridors – 9.2 km long Gaimukh to Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road) Metro-10 corridor, 12.7 km long Wadala to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Metro-11 corridor and 20.7 km long Kalyan to Taloja Metro-12 corridor.
The Metro corridors will save time, fuel and reduce vehicular congestion on roads.
Gaimukh to Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road) Metro-10 corridor
- The 9.2-km corridor will provide four elevated stations
- Car depot at Mogharpada
- Interchange will be possible at Gaimukh (Metro-4A) and Dahisar (Metro-9)
- Expected daily ridership – 21.62 lakh in 2031
Wadala to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Metro-11 corridor
- The 12.8 km corridor will provide ten stations (eight underground, two elevated)
- Car depot at Mogharpada / Anik Bus Depot
- Interchange will be possible at CSMT, CSMT (Metro-3), Sewri (Harbour Railway), Wadala (Metro-4) and Bhakti Park (Monorail)
- Expected daily ridership – 16.90 lakh in 2031
Kalyan to Taloja Metro-12 corridor
- The 20.7 km fully elevated corridor will provide 17 stations
- Car depot at Pisave
- Interchange possible at APMC Market, Kalyan (Metro-5) and Bhakti Park (Monorail)
- Expected daily ridership – 2.6 lakh in 2031
- Will consist of a state-of-the-art Operation Control Centre, with features of Green Building
- The 32-storey Centre will operate and control 14 Metro Lines – a network of 337 km
- Will be constructed on the 20,387 square meter plot
- Buildable area for the Bhavan is 1,14,088 square meters
- of which 24,293 square meters have been kept for Operation Control Centre
- 9,624 square meters for the Metro Training Institute and
- 80,171 square meters for various simulators and Metro related technical offices
- Project Completion period is 36 months from the date of Work Order
Bandongri Metro Station
- Energy efficient elevators, escalators, LED fittings with use of solar energy
- Elevators will be friendly for differently abled commuters, with Braille buttons at lifts; with special features like Automatic Rescue Device and Emergency operations
- Public information displays, signage, clocks, drinking water
- Stations will have glass façades and false celling for aesthetic look
- Fire detectors and suppressors will be available
- Synchronized Platform Screen Doors to avoid crowd pushing
- CCTV surveillance with 50 cameras, intrusion detection, unattended object detection
New Metro Coach
- First Metro Coach under the ‘Make-in-India’ initiative
- State-of-the-Art coach has been manufactured in record time – 75 days as against 365
- Has all features of a regular coach – one coach can carry about 350 commuters
- Width of coach is 3.2 metres, height is 3.9 metres and length is 22.6 metres
- Friendly for differently abled, design life of coach is 35 years, makes no noise
- Has dedicated space for hanging bicycles
- Automatic temperature control with smart lighting in passenger area
- Improved re-generative braking for carbon neutrality
- Design speed is 90 kmph, operational speed is 80 kmph
- Automated surveillance, door opening-closing, obstacles, heat, smoke, fire detectors
- Real-time video surveillance and transmission
- Communication possible between two train operators, passengers, Operation Control Centre
Brand Vision Document of Maha Mumbai Metro
- In order to give citizens of Mumbai a delightful travelling experience, a Brand Vision Document has been prepared by MMRDA
- The Document will guide all the stakeholders of Mumbai Metro to translate into reality MMRDA’s vision, namely, “to connect places within Mumbai Metropolitan Region and provide people with most delightful commuting experience”
Development Projects in Nagpur
Aqua Line of Nagpur Metro Rail Project
After having successfully launched commercial operations along Khapri Metro Station to Sitabuldi Interchange early 2019, Maha Metro Nagpur is now starting passenger services from Lokmanya Nagar Metro Station to Sitabuldi Interchange. The new line would provide transport facilities to a number of college students travelling on that road, as also, the employees and workforce engaged in MIDC, Hingna. There are 900 small and medium industries in MIDC Hingna, with more than 15,000 workers. Also, there are 19 major educational institutions (engineering, medical and architectural) connected by this line, with more than 41,000 students enrolled in them.
The East West Corridor of Nagpur Metro has been named Aqua Line (18.5 km) as it connects two big lakes of the city, the Ambazari Lake in the west and Gandhi Sagar Lake in the East. 11 km section of this line is proposed to be inaugurated. This section will provide seamless connectivity between Hingna Town in the West (which houses industrial and educational hubs) and other commercial and residential parts of the city in the East, as also between North and South and with Nagpur Airport, through the Orange Line from the Sitabuldi Interchange Station.
Details of the section proposed for opening are as under:
East-West Corridor (Aqua Line)
Total length of Corridor
Section to be opened
Lokmanya Nagar to Sitabuldi (Reach-3)
Length proposed to be opened
Stations to be opened
Four stations - Lokamanya Nagar, Subhash Nagar, Institution of Engineers and Sitabuldi (as Interchange Station)
Out Patient Department of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Nagpur
Out Patient Department (OPD) of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is being inaugurated with the aim to fill the long-standing void of super-specialty care for the 2.3 crore strong population of Vidarbha and surrounding regions. The institute has been designed with the aim of becoming one of the largest college campuses equipped with cutting-edge amenities, providing exemplary patient care.
The Outdoor Patient Department is G+5, spread over an area measuring 32,520 sq. m. It is fully equipped with diagnostic, investigative and outdoor patient care facilities. Initially, the Institute will run OPD in Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Orthopedics, Dermatology and Psychiatry. AIIMS Nagpur has also taken over the task of initiating minimal Indoor Patient services and super specialty patient care in the near future.
AIIMS was established as a dream project of Ministry of Health & Family welfare under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana to satisfy the need for tertiary and super specialty care of 2.3 crore population of Vidarbha region.
Maharashtra Govt. allotted 150 acres of prime land at SEZ MIHAN for the construction of AIIMS Nagpur and the foundation stone of this Institute was laid by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi, on April 14, 2017. The total project cost of AIIMS Nagpur is Rs. 1,577 crore, which comprises civil and electrical works, IT and computerization facility, furniture and medical equipment. The construction of civil and electrical was awarded to HSCC (Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation) India Ltd. The work started from 14.09.2017 and the probable date of completion is September 2020. The project has made a steady progress and already 90% work has been completed in phase I; this comprises Out Patient Department, AYUSH, Dharamshala, some residential blocks and UG girls’ and boys’ hostels.
The systematic, planned, repeated faculty recruitment has resulted in getting 100% non-clinical and majority of advertised para-clinical and clinical faculty.
The first batch of 50 MBBS students was started w.e.f. 2018-19 academic session in a makeshift temporary campus. With the improved infrastructure and increased faculty position, the number of MBBS students in the first year is increased to 100 in this present academic session 2019-20.
The Institute has started shifting to its permanent campus at MIHAN and academic activities for pre-clinical and para-clinical for this academic session have begun.
Pradhan Mantri Vyapari Maan-Dhan Yojana
Pradhan Mantri Vyapari Maan-Dhan Yojana is a pension scheme for Vyaparis (shopkeepers/ retail traders and self-employed persons) with annual turnover not exceeding Rs. 1.5 crore.
Four - Laning of Saoner – Dhapewada – Kalmeshwar - Gondkhairi section
Four-laning of Saoner – Dhapewada – Kalmeshwar - Gondkhairi section of NH-547E at the cost of Rs. 723.62 crore will help in achieving smooth and safe traffic flow; it will provide substantial economic benefit in terms of reduced Vehicle Operating Costs (VOC) and reduced travel time.
Forest Clearance for 0.91 hectare was obtained for this purpose and working permission in required forest land has been received. It involves five bridges and one flyover and is scheduled to be completed by August 2021.
Four-Laning of Nagpur-Umred Section of NH-353D
4-Laning of Nagpur-Umred Section of NH-353D at the cost of 671.40 cr which passes through National Investment and Manufacturing Zone of Panchgaon and Dongergaon village will help in achieving smooth and safe traffic flow and substantial economic benefit in terms of reduced Vehicle Operating Costs (VOC) and reduced travel time. Apart from this, the safety of NH traffic will also provide better connectivity to the people of Umred town, Bhandara, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts and thus add positive impact on the economy of the area.
ICMR-NIV Centre of One Health at Nagpur
Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi has taken an important step towards the achievement of One Health goal through establishment of ICMR-NIV Satellite Centre of One Health at Nagpur with Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University as the knowledge partner. The University has provided 4.0 hectare of land for the establishment of the Centre. The Centre is being established at Seminary Hills, Nagpur, with an initial outlay of approximately Rs. 98.5 crore. The University shall be benefited by setting up of the Centre by use of resource laboratories, technical facilities and through research projects of common interest. The Centre will emphasize on identification of novel and unknown zoonotic agents, capacity building and human resource development and networking with global organizations working in the field of One Health. Establishment of Centre of One Health will beneficial in controlling zoonotic diseases and in extending the benefits of better health to the common public of the country.
One health is “an approach to designing and implementing programmes, policies, legislation and research in which multiple sectors communicate and work together to achieve better public health outcomes”. Multiple sectors involved are Public health, Animal health, Wild life and Environmental health. This essentially means interdisciplinary approach involving above components with the ultimate goal of better public health.
The triage of zoonotic diseases (transmitted from animals to humans), antimicrobial resistance and food-borne infections act as multifaceted causes of human and animal diseases. Efforts by just one sector cannot prevent or eliminate these health problems; hence a well-coordinated One Health approach in humans and in animals is required.
The importance of zoonotic diseases can be gauged from the fact that 64% of pathogens causing infectious diseases are zoonotic in nature. Emerging infections like Nipah and Zika virus are new threats and endemic infections like leptospirosis and Japanese encephalitis affect our country year after year.
The One Health (OH) approach to manage endemic and emerging epidemic threats of zoonotic diseases is based upon an appreciation of the need for human, animal (including wildlife), and environmental experts to work in coordination in order to better prevent and control these diseases. It is therefore a need of the hour to establish a dedicated centre for research in One Health and enhance national capacity to deal with epidemics of all potential zoonotic diseases that may affect the region and the country.