The Prime Minister of India has launched multiple infrastructure projects in Maharashtra. He inaugurated the first phase of the 520 km Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg, connecting Nagpur with Shirdi, at a cost of around ₹55,000 crore. The 701 km Samruddhi Mahamarg, connecting Nagpur and Mumbai, is one of the longest expressways in the country and passes through 10 districts in Maharashtra. He also laid the foundation stone for the second phase of a rail project, which will be developed at a cost of more than ₹6,700 crore. In total, the Prime Minister is launching infrastructure and housing projects worth over ₹41,000 crore in the state.
The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro 5 and Dahisar-Mira Bhayander metro-9 at Kalyan in the adjoining Thane district. In Kalyan, he launched the Navi Mumbai town planning authority's City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra's (Cidco) mass housing scheme, worth ₹18,000 crore, which offers around 89,771 affordable housing units under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
Following this, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for the third metro line between Hinjewadi and Shivajinagar, being implemented by the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority on a public-private partnership model. The ₹8,313 crore 23 km long third metro line in Pune will connect the busy IT region of Hinjewadi with Shivajinagar, where the other two metro lines will also join.