Pune, 06 March 2022: Unveiling of statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi began his visit to Pune, by unveiling the grand statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at Pune Municipal Corporation. The seated statue made of gun metal is 9.5 feet tall and weight 1.85 tons.
Pune Metro Inagurated : A dream come true for Punekars.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated 12 km stretch of the total 32.2 km Pune Metro Rail Project today being built at a total project cost of Rs 11,400 crores.
Following stretches were opened today
• Vanaz – Garware College (5 km elevated stretch with 5 stations)
• PCMC – Phugewadi stretch (7 km elevated stretch with 5 stations)
Significantly, Prime Minister bought the first ticket of the Pune Metro before commencing his ride from Garware station to Anand Nagar.
Pune Metro Rail Project was sanctioned by Government of India in 2016 and the Foundation Stone was laid by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 26th December 2016.
The Metro will greatly improve urban mobility in Pune Metropolitan area, which is among the fastest growing urban areas in the country.
Mula-Mutha River Rejuvenation Project
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Rejuvenation And Pollution Abatement of Mula-Mutha River projects under the ambitious National River Conservation Plan (NRCP) set up by the Centre. The Project will be implemented on the concept of “One City One Operator” at a cost of over Rs 1470 crore, which includes the construction cost and operation and maintenance for 15 years period.
Rejuvenation of Mula-Mutha river will be done along 9 Km stretch of the river. The projects involve works such as river edge protection, interceptor sewage network, public amenities, boating activity etc.
A total of 11 sewage treatment plants will be constructed under the project, with a combined capacity of around 400 MLD (million litres per day) with a 55 km long Sewage carrier pipeline. The capacity of each sewage treatment plant is 396 million MLD. PMC will also implement River Front Development project on the lines of Sabarmati River front development carried out in Ahmedabad.
The project, being funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA is likely to be completed in approximately 3 years.
Towards clean and green transport of Pune city
PM Modi dedicated a fleet of 150 Electric Buses, giving a boost to green urban mobility in Pune. An Electric Bus Depot, equipped with charging station at Baner was also inaugurated.
R K Laxman Art Gallery
PM also e- inaugurated the R K Laxman Art Gallery Museum located at Balewadi in Pune . The Gallery showcases cartoons drawn by the legendary cartoonist R K Laxman. The main attraction is a miniature model based on the village of Malgudi of the ‘Malgudi Days’ fame.
Symbiosis Arogya Dham inauguration
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the Golden Jubilee celebration of Symbiosis Institutions and inaugurated the integrated health complex ‘Symbiosis Arogya Dham’
Symbiosis, established by Dr. S B Mujumdar, began as a small international cultural centre with the objective of bringing foreign and Indian students together to promote international understanding and brotherhood. Today, it is a multi location educational institution with campuses spread across Pune, Nashik, Nagpur, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Noida. Symbiosis has over 45,000 students from all states of India and 85 different countries.
The ‘Symbiosis Aarogya Dham’, spread over 70 acres of land at the Symbiosis International (Deemed University) Campus at Lavale, Pune. The Aarogya Dham consists of the Symbiosis Medical College for Women which is the first fully residential medical college for girls in the state of Maharashtra. The 900 bedded Symbiosis University Hospital & Research Centre (SUHRC) is attached to this medical college . Institutes / faculties of health sciences, biological sciences, sports sciences, nursing, yoga and emotional health etc are also housed in the integrated Arogya Dham.
Symbiosis has adopted 23 villages around the University Campus to provide quality healthcare through the ‘Mobile Medical Van’ and digital literacy through the Symbiosis Rural Digital Literacy Lab’.