PM Modi inaugurates Nagpur metro rail via video conferencing

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 07, 2019, 09.23 PM(IST)

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Nagpur metro. Photograph:( ANI )

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Nagpur became the second city in Maharashtra after Mumbai to get a Metro rail.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off Nagpur Metro via video conferencing.

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During inaugurating speech, PM Modi said, ''Common mobility card will not only be useful for transport but you will also be able to do online payments through it. It will be both your express card and debit/credit card, now your RuPay card and mobility card are merging.''

Nagpur became the second city in Maharashtra after Mumbai to get a Metro rail.

Modi termed the Nagpur metro launch as ''historic occasion'' and also mentioned that metro rail projects were coming up in Pune and Thane as well.