Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the main tunnel and five underpasses of the Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor project. The Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor project has been built at a cost of more than Rs 920 crore. “Completing an Integrated Transit Corridor was not an easy work. The project had to undergo several obstacles, including Covid-19. There’s no dearth of people in our country who knock on Judiciary’s door, disrupt the process of such projects. But this is new India which makes new Sankalp and takes efforts to fulfill them. I congratulate and thank the engineers who completed project in a coordinated manner, and to those too who worked on it,” said PM Modi.
A PMO release said that the corridor is aimed at providing hassle-free and smooth access to the new world-class exhibition and convention center being developed at Pragati Maidan to facilitate easy participation of exhibitors and visitors in the programmes held at the place.
“The impact of the project, however, will be much beyond Pragati Maidan as it will ensure hassle-free vehicular movement, helping save time and cost of commuters in a big way. It is part of the overarching vision of the government to ensure ease of living for people through transforming urban infrastructure,” the release said.
“It is equipped with the latest global standard facilities for smooth movement of traffic such as smart fire management, modern ventilation and automated drainage, digitally controlled CCTV and Public Announcement system inside the Tunnel,” the release said.