Want India to be at par with developed countries: Prez Murmu

New Delhi, June 27 (UNI) President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday said the Government is working on modern parameters so that India can stand on an equal footing with developed countries and infrastructure development has emerged as the new face of changing India.

Addressing the Joint Session of Parliament after the formation of the NDA Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the President said the Centre has over the past 10 years constructed more than 3,80,000 kilometres of village roads under the PM Gram Sadak Yojana. “And today, we have an expanding network of National Highways and Expressways in the country”.

Under the Modi Government, the pace of construction of National Highways has more than doubled, the President said.

On the ambitious high-speed rail projects in the country, President Murmu said, “Work on the High-Speed Rail Ecosystem between Ahmedabad and Mumbai is progressing at a rapid pace. My Government has decided to conduct feasibility studies for bullet train corridors in the North, South and East of the country.

Highlighting on the inland waterways, she said that for the first time, work on inland waterways has started on such a large scale and the initiative will benefit the North-East immensely.

She said in the last 10 years, the Government has also increased the allocation for the development of the North-Eastern Region by more than four times.

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