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PM Narendra Modi's one-day visit to Maharashtra: As it happened

By Biplob Ghosal | By Ankita Bhandari | Last Updated: Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 11:39
Zee Media Bureau

Pune: Hours after laying the foundation for a Rs 3,600-crore grand memorial for Shivaji Maharaj in Arabian Sea off the Mumbai coast, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Pune Metro rail project at the SSPMS ground on Saturday.

PM Modi said that India is urbanising at a very quick pace and it is vital to improve quality of life in villages as well as think of ways to mitigate the challenges our urban areas are facing. 
 
Modi spoke at length about Rurban mission initiated by the Centre. "The character & spirit of the village has to be preserved. And at the same time we need to invigorate our villages with good facilities", he added further.

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First Published: Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 11:39
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