New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said modern infrastructure projects being undertaken by the central government are changing the face of Delhi, as he inaugurated the Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor.
“Today Delhi has an exhibition area as per requirements of 21st century,” PM Modi said.
He also mentioned an international convention and expo Center which is being constructed in Dwarka.
“The constructions being done by the Central government in Delhi is changing the picture of the national capital and making it modern. This is not just to change the picture, it is being changed so that it can change our future,” he said.
The Prime Minister said the Central government’s focus is on modernisation and development, and increasing ease of living for common people.
He also said future development planning should be environmentally conscious.
He also talked about the recently built new defence offices, the Central Vista and the new Parliament building.
“Lot of times, actions are taken with good intention gets caught in politics… Media is also forced to show it for TRP, I will give an example, those who know Delhi, are aware since second World War, defence offices were being run from hutments close to Rashtrapati Bhawan,” he said.
“I’m happy that the work for Central Vista and the new Parliament building is going on at full speed. In future, the capital of India would be talked about, every Indian will be proud of it, I am confident,” he said.
He also admired the artwork in the tunnel and suggested that perhaps it can be shut for traffic for some time on Sunday and people be allowed to see the murals.
The Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor project has been built at a cost of more than Rs 920 crore, entirely funded by the Central Government. It is aimed to provide hassle-free and smooth access to the new world class exhibition and convention centre being developed at Pragati Maidan, thereby facilitating easy participation of exhibitors and visitors in the programmes being held at Pragati Maidan.