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PM Modi inaugurates ‘airport-like’ rail terminal in Bengaluru

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The terminal has been ready and awaiting inauguration for more than a year, and the Karnataka government on June 6 had opened it for public use.

Prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday, June 20, inaugurated the Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal in Bengaluru, which boasts of airport like facilities. The terminal had been ready and awaiting inauguration for more than a year, and the Karnataka government on June 6 had opened it for public use. On Monday, during his two-day visit to Karnataka, PM Modi inaugurated the terminal alongside other railway infrastructure projects.

Five things to know about the first centrally air-conditioned train terminal in India:

  • The Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal has been named after the Bharat Ratna recipient and demonstrated after the Kempegowda International Airport. The terminal was built at an expense of Rs 300 crore and has an area of 4200 sq meters to cater for a daily footfall of 50,000.
  • It has seven platforms, eight stabling lines and three pit lines to enable it to operate 50 trains day to day. There are six ticket counters, one of which is dedicated to individuals with disabilities.
  • The station has spacious parking to accommodate 250 four-wheelers and 900 bikes. The terminal likewise specialized parking spaces for buses.
  • The terminal likewise has a waiting hall, a VIP lounge and a digital real-time passenger information system, as well as a food court. It likewise has lifts, ramps and stairways connected to the subway, as well as a foot over-bridge.
  • There are also many posters with QR codes set up across the terminal to get to access sign language videos explaining the infrastructure of the station. It additionally has various free charging focuses accessible at each level.
  • It also has a centralized water harvesting system and a water recycling plant with a capacity of 4 lakh liters.

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PM Modi asserts that India is leading the global digital revolution

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday declared that India is driving the world in the advanced transformation as the government’s obligation to the utilization of computerized innovation in government assistance projects and administrations conveyance is changing the existences of people of the country.

Mr. Modi launch various advanced entries at the continuous Digital India Week 2022, remembering single sign-for portal Meri Pehchaan, Digital India Bhashini, Digital India Genesis and Chips to Startup (C2S), during an occasion held in Gandhinagar in his nation State of Gujarat.

“All projects launched in Gandhinagar will reinforce Ease of Doing Business and Ease of Living. They’ll give a fillip to India’s startup ecosystem. India can gladly guarantee that its essential for the Industry 4.0 revolution as well as is really driving it,” Mr. Modi said.

“Around 10 years ago, we needed to remain in lines for all that like getting a birth testament to covering bills or getting proportion from the shop or getting a confirmation in a school or a school or getting test results or even in banks. Presently, we have killed all lines while going on the web,” Mr. Modi said.

“The government’s Digital India program has given help to the poor from corruption and it is working towards the elimination of middlemen in all fields,” he said, adding that the presentation of advanced innovation in government assistance administrations and plans has gotten straightforwardness in the system.

Since 2014, more than ₹23 lakh crore has been moved to recipients through Direct Benefit Transfers or DBT, the Prime Minister said.

He stressed the need to take on innovation or, in all likelihood stay in reverse similar to the case during the third industrial revolution when the nation stayed behind different countries.

Mr. Modi referred to digital platforms like Aadhaar, UPI, Cowin and Digilocker as instances of administrations that have added to the “simplicity of living” as residents get administrations online without going to government workplaces or moving toward brokers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday declared that India is leading the world in digital revolution as the government’s embrace to digital technology in government assistance and government’s conveyance is changing the existences of people of the country.

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PM Narendra Modi at tunnel opening said that Good work is politicized, nation’s misfortune

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The Pragati Maidan corridor has been built at an expense of more than Rs 920 crore, funded totally by the central government. It is aimed toward giving smooth access to the new exhibition and convention center being developed at Pragati Maidan.
It was the “misfortune” of the country that good work gets mired in politics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while inaugurating the much awaited Pragati Maidan tunnel and five underpasses on Sunday.
“Last year, I had the oppotunity to inaugrate the Defense Office Complex. Hamare desh ka durbhagya hai ki bahut si achchhi cheezen, achchhe uddeshya se ki gayi cheezen, rajneeti ke rang mein phans jati hai (It is our country’s misfortune that a lot of good things, well meaning things, get mired in politics),” he said, talking about the two complexes inaugurated last year.

The Pragati Maidan corridor has been built at an expense of more than Rs 920 crore, funded totally by the central government. It is aimed at providing smooth access to the new exhibition and convention center being developed at Pragati Maidan.

“Developing a integrated transit corridor in such a short time was not easy. This stretch, where the tunnels and underpasses have been built, is one of the most active and most heavily congested routes of Delhi. It sees lakhs of vehicles everyday, and the tunnel has been built under seven active railway tracks. This project faced many troubles, yet was completed,” Modi said.

New projects as often as possible face criticism, he said. “Hamare desh mein kuchh bhi kaam karo toh judiciary ke darwaze khatkhatane waalon ki bhi kami nahin hai, har cheez mein adangaa daalne wale log to hote hi hain. Anek mushkilen paida hoti hain desh ko aage le jane mein. Is project ko bhi waisi hi kathinayion se guzarna pada. (Whenever you attempt to accomplish something in our country, there is no shortage of individuals who will move courts, erect obstacles in the way. Numerous issues emerge in the approach to taking the nation forward. This project too faced difficulties.)” Modi said. “But this is new India, it resolves issues, takes pledges, and it makes all efforts to fulfill those pledges.”

The re-development of Pragati Maidan was proposed when the Congress was in power, however yet it stayed on paper, Modi said. “The central government is constantly working on state-of-the-art facilities and exhibition halls to organize world-class events. An international convention and expo center is being constructed in Dwarka. These projects are an example in themselves,” he said.

“Last year I had the opportunity to inaugurate four exhibition halls, and today this connectivity… Kendra sarkar dwara karaaye jaane waale aadhunik nirman desh ki rajdhani ki tasveer hi nahin, taqdeer bhi badal rahe hain… (The development of Delhi that has been undertaken by the central government will change not only the face of the capital, but also its destiny),” Modi said.

The central government’s push to develop and modernize is aimed toward giving simplicity of living to the residents of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), the PM said. All the development work that is being finished or would be finished in the future should be environment-friendly,” he said.

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Mary Simon officially becomes Canada’s first Indigenous Governor General

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Mary Simon, an Inuk lady from Nunavik, turned into Canada’s first Indigenous Governor General Monday during a function in Ottawa.

The Governor General is the Queen’s representative of Canada and acts as the nation’s head of state. It’s a to a great extent ceremonial position, yet the Governor General’s endorsement is the last advance before a government bill becomes a law.

Simon will likewise be answerable for dissolving Parliament before a election and for perusing the Throne Speech that outlines the government’s legislative agenda before any new parliamentary session starts.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chose Simon recently to fill the opportunity made by the acquiescence recently of previous space traveler Julie Payette.

Payette left the Governor General post in the midst of charges of bullying and turning Rideau Hall into a toxic work place.

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