PM Modi to virtually open two railway lines connecting Thane and Diva today


Thane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday inaugurate two additional railway lines (fifth and sixth) connecting Thane and Diva in Maharashtra. The inauguration will take place via video conferencing at 4:30pm.

Besides, Modi will flag off two suburban trains in the Mumbai suburban railway section. Following the inauguration, Modi will deliver an address on the occasion, the Prime Minister’s Office informed on Thursday.

Built at an approximate cost of ₹620 crore, the railway lines between Thane and Diva are a part of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP 2B). The additional two railway lines got approval in 2008 to segregate suburban and long-distance trains.

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