PM Modi to inaugurate Kanpur Metro on Dec 27, also award digital degrees to IIT-K students

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to give the biggest and the most unique gift ever to Kanpur. On Tuesday, the Prime Minister will inaugurate one section of the Kanpur Metro Rail project, giving the city a smart mode of transport.

The PM, accompanied by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, will travel by metro train along with inspecting the 9 km long stretch from IIT Kanpur to Moti Jheel, built at a cost of over Rs 11,000 crore.

The inauguration of the completed section of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project will be a big step in this direction. Prime Minister Modi will take a metro ride from IIT Metro station to Geeta Nagar. The entire length of the metro rail project in Kanpur is 32 km and is being built at a cost of over Rs 11,000 crore.

Prime Minister Modi, during his visit, will also inaugurate the Bina-Panki multiproduct pipeline project, built at a cost of over Rs 1500 crore. The 356 km long project has a capacity of about 3.45 million metric tonnes per annum. Spread from Bina Refinery in Madhya Pradesh to Panki in Kanpur, the project will help transport petroleum products from Bina Refinery in the region.

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Meanwhile, the PM will also attend the 54th convocation of IIT Kanpur as the chief guest during his visit to Kanpur on Tuesday. He will be awarding all the students digital degrees developed at the institute under the National Blockchain Project for the first time. The speciality of these digital degrees is that these can be verified globally.