Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to students and youth of the country to work for making an Aatmanirbhar Bharat. Speaking at the 54th Convocation Ceremony of the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur yesterday, the Prime Minister urged students to have dreams, turn them into resolutions and achieve them. He said in the last seven years, his government has taken several steps to achieve the goal of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and the students of IIT can play an important role in it.
During his visit to Kanpur Mr Modi also inaugurated the completed section of the Metro Rail Project in the city. This section is nine-kilometre long from IIT, Kanpur to Moti Jheel. The Prime Minister inspected the Kanpur Metro Rail Project and undertook a metro ride from IIT Metro Station to Geeta Nagar. The Prime Minister said, the double engine government of Uttar Pradesh yesterday is trying to make up for the loss of time in the past and it is working at double speed.
The entire length of the Metro Rail Project in Kanpur is 32 kilometres and is being built at a cost of over 11,000 crore rupees.
The Bina-Panki Multi-product Pipeline Project was also inaugurated by the Prime Minister yesterday. It is a 356 Km long project with a capacity of around 3.45 million metric tonnes per annum. Extending from Bina refinery in Madhya Pradesh to Panki in Kanpur, the project has been built at a cost of over 1,500 crore rupees. It will help the region access petroleum products from the Bina refinery.