Kanpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stated that the Centre is expanding and redefining the focus of ‘development’ to the tier II and tier III cities which have boosted the confidence of youth in these cities.
Addressing at the inauguration of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project alongside the Bina-Panki Multiproduct Pipeline Project, the Prime Minister said that earlier the development was restricted to metro cities but the present BJP-led government is giving priority to the ‘ignored cities’ through electricity availability, sewage system creation, and better connectivity.
PM Modi said, “We are expanding and redefining the focus of ‘development’ which was earlier limited to ‘metro towns’ to other parts of the country, giving access to tier II and tier III cities ranging from sewage system to connectivity.”
“Before 2014, only 5 cities in the country had metro services. Today, it is functional in 5 cities of Uttar Pradesh and 27 cities have functional metros across the nation,” said the Prime Minister. “This has helped the confidence of youth in tier-II and tier-III cities,” he added.
The Prime Minister inaugurated the completed section of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project and took a metro ride today.