Highlighting the importance of logistics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that it is the people of Surat who know what it means to any business.
He said that the new national logistics policy will benefit Surat a great deal and the work is underway on a huge project on multi-modal connectivity.
Modi laid the foundation stone and dedicated various projects worth more than Rs 3,400 crore in Surat.
These include works for water supply, drainage projects, DREAM City, Biodiversity Park and other development works.
Remarking on Surat's textile and diamond business, he noted that it sustains the lives of many families across the country.
PM Modi further pointed out that when the DREAM City project is completed, Surat will develop into one of the safest and most convenient diamond trading hubs in the world.
Underlining the infrastructure development in the city, the Prime Minister said that the road connectivity from the city to the airport reflects the culture, prosperity and modernity of Surat.
Modi was quick to remark on the then Government in Delhi who didn’t pay much heed to the need for an airport in the city.
“See today, how many flights operate from here, how many people land here every day”, the Prime Minister interjected.
Recalling the time during the early decades of this century, when 3 P i.e. public-private partnership was discussed in the world, he remarked that Surat is an example of 4 P. “4 P means people, public, private partnership.