Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stones and inaugurated development projects worth over ₹3200 crore in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government has focused on cooperative federalism while underlining the importance of the development of states to that of the country as he laid the foundation stones and inaugurated development projects worth over ₹3200 crore in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram.
He said investments in connectivity expand the scope of services, reduce the distance and connect various cultures without discrimination on the basis of caste and creed or economic status.
Modi referred to meetings and events of the intergovernmental forum G20 in Kerala and said they have provided more global exposure to the state.
He said these initiatives will further the state’s development and connectivity. Modi praised the state’s people, saying their hard work and politeness give them a unique identity. He spoke about the education and awareness levels of Kerala. “…people of Kerala are capable of understanding the global scenario and they can appreciate how India is being considered a vibrant spot of development amid difficult times…”
Modi said work on connectivity and infrastructure has been undertaken at an unprecedented speed and scale over the last nine years. “…in this year’s budget also, it is proposed to spend more than 10 lakh crore on infrastructure. The public transport and logistics sector is being completely transformed. We are moving towards the golden age of Indian railways.”
Modi said the average rail budget has increased fivefold since 2014. He referred to the development of the railways in Kerala over the last nine years. Modi added work for the redevelopment of three major railway stations in Kerala has been initiated with a vision to make it a multimodal transport hub.