The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has asserted that India is taking bold decisions and implementing them with speed. India is not only doing big but also, better, said the Prime Minister. He was speaking after performing Bhoomi-Poojan of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project via video conference today.
He cited, world’s largest statue, world’s largest affordable housing programme, healthcare assurance programme, Internet connectivity in 6 lakh villages, recently launched worlds larges vaccination campaign as examples of this thinking.
He also mentioned Ro-pax ferry services between Hazira andGhogha and Girnar Rope-way as two examples which, through their swift implementation, changed the lives of the local people. These schemes have saved fuel and time as distance between Ghongha and Hazira got reduced from 375 km to 90 km by ferry. The service has been used by 50 thousand people in two months and 14 thousand vehicles were also ferried on the service. This has helped farmers and animal husbandry in the region. Similarly, Girnar Rope-way has been used by more than 2 lakh people in two and half months.
The goal of new India can only be achieved by working rapidly with understanding of people’s needs and aspirations, said the Prime Minister. Shri Modi put forth his PRAGATI system as a step in this direction. PRAGATI has brought new momentum in the implementation culture of the country as it is chaired by the Prime Minister himself. Effort is to talk directly with the stakeholders and find solutions for the problems. In last 5 years we have reviewed projects worth rupees 13 lakh crore and many long pending schemes found their logical culmination, said the Prime Minister.