Noida, March 9: Stressing on the blooming employment opportunities to lakhs of youth besides ensuring economic development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Centre has planned several developmental projects in the twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida.
During an event in Greater Noida today, PM Modi inaugurated the 6.6-km Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section, an extension of the Delhi Metro's Blue Line in the neighbouring city.
He also laid the foundation stone of 1320 MW thermal power plant in Khurja, Bulandshahr from Greater Noida and for 1320 MW power plant in Buxar, Bihar via video link.
Addressing a public meeting in Greater Noida, after unveiling the Statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, PM Modi said, Noida has become the hub of projects under the Make in India programme. He said, prior to 2014, only two mobile manufacturing companies were there as against 125 factories now.
He said, a big airport is coming up at Jewar providing air connectivity to the people to various destinations without coming to the national capital Delhi. He gave a detailed account of developmental projects undertaken by NDA government during last four and half years.
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Culture Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma, also addressed the gathering.