Reforms needed for development, says Modi as farmers protest on Delhi borders

Reforms needed for development, says Modi as farmers protest on Delhi borders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that reforms are needed for development, saying some laws of the past century had become a “burden” in the current times.

The government believed in all-round holistic reforms, he stressed after inaugurating the construction of the Agra Metro project via video-conferencing.

“Reforms are needed for development. Some laws which used to be good in the past century have become a burden in the present century,” he said.

His remarks came in the backdrop of ongoing protests by farmers against three new farms laws.

“Our government is doing holistic reforms. Earlier, reforms used to happen in a piecemeal manner,” Modi said.

He said his government intended to solve the problems faced by people, make life easy, increase investment and ensure maximum use of modern technology.

Modi inaugurated the construction of Phase 1 of the Agra Metro project.

The project will benefit Agra’s population of 26 lakh and also cater to more than 60 lakh tourists who visit the historic city every year.

It would provide an environment-friendly mass rapid transit system to Agra, an official statement said.

The Agra Metro project comprises two corridors with a total length of 29.4 km and will connect major tourist attractions such as the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort and Sikandra with railway stations and bus stands.

The estimated cost of the construction of the project is Rs 8,379.62 crore and it would be completed in five years, it said. PTI

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