Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Thursday that Surat, which is known by many names including “Sonani Murat,” “Textile Metropolis,” “Diamond City,” and “Setu City,” will soon have another electric vehicle city.
The city, which already goes by several names, will soon be known as “Electric Vehicle city,” according to PM Narendra Modi, given the rising number of electric vehicles and public charging stations.
He dedicated 25 public charging stations and laid foundation stones for 24 more and hoped that the number would increase to 500.
During his two-day visit from Thursday, Modi is scheduled to dedicate and lay foundations stones for projects worth thousands of crores. It also includes the dream city project of diamond sector, dedicated Sewerage Treatment plant besides others.
He committed to launching a railway from Surat to Kashi with a one-ton cargo capacity, assisting the textile industry in moving textile cargoes to East Uttar Pradesh. Roads are currently used to move cargo.