Narendra Modi addresses 44th Mann Ki Baat, inaugurates New Delhi Expressway live updates: The prime minister addressed the nation as part of the pre-recorded monthly radio programme, Mann Ki Baat on Sunday. The prime minister talked about women empowerment, the response to the Fit India campaign and Virat Kohli' challenge in the 44th edition of the radio programme.
Earlier today, Modi, inaugurated the newly built Delhi-Meerut Expressway and embarked on a roadshow in an open SUV on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway.
The Delhi-Meerut Expressway has been built at a cost of Rs 841 crore has vertical gardens with solar power on the Yamuna Bridge on this expressway.
Modi's roadshow commenced from the Nizamuddin Bridge, the start of the about 9-kilometre-long first leg of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway, and after a 6-kilometre roadshow on the expressway, the prime minister will fly to Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh to dedicate another infrastructure project, the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE), to the nation.
"The prime minister would inaugurate the exhibition and 3D model there and would fly to Baghpat to dedicate to the nation the EPE," Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said on Friday.
The 135-kilometre EPE, built at a cost of Rs 11,000 crore, has several unique features and is India's first highway to be lit by solar power besides provisions of rainwater harvesting on e...