Projects in Kerala and Dadra and Nagar Haveli

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    • PM lays the foundation stone and dedicates to the nation’s various development projects in Kerala and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

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    • Projects in Kerala:
      • India’s First Water Metro launched at Kochi
      • Foundation stone of various rail projects and Digital Science Park in Thiruvananthapuram
      • First Vande Bharat Express of Kerala
    • Projects in Dadra and Nagar Haveli
      • Dedicates NAMO Medical Education & Research Institute to the Nation
      • Hands over keys to beneficiaries of PMAY Urban
    • Kochi Water Metro
      • Kochi Water Metro — a first of its kind public boat service in India integrated with a metro rail network serving the Greater Kochi region in Kerala (connects 10 islands around Kochi through battery-operated electric hybrid boats)
      • Kochi Water Metro is a project being implemented by Kochi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (KMRL) with the assistance of a German funding agency, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau.
      • It will benefit backwater tourism in the state.
      • Kochi Water Metro will become a model for the other states in the country. 
    • Digital Science Park
      • Country’s first Digital Science Park will be established in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
      • Digital Science Park will house common facilities to support the development of products in the area of Industry 4.0 Technologies like AI, Data Analytics, Cyber Security etc.
      •  The state-of-the-art basic infrastructure will support high-end applied research by industries and the co-development of products in association with the Universities.
    • Vande Bharat Express  
      • Vande Bharat is India’s first indigenous Semi High-Speed Train.
      • The first ‘Vande Bharat Express’ train was flagged on the New Delhi – Kanpur – Allahabad – Varanasi- route in February 2019.
      • The Vande Bharat Express, earlier known as Train 18, is an electric multiple-unit train designed and manufactured by the government-owned Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai. 
      • It can achieve high speeds due to faster acceleration and deceleration and also reduce journey time by 25% to 45%. 

    Source: PIB