Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 7 inaugurated the first coach of Mumbai metro built under the 'Make in India' initiative. Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis also was present at the inauguration. 

The Prime Minister also inaugurated three metro lines and also launched several infrastructure projects worth Rs 20,000 crore.

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The coach of the metro was built by state-run engineering firm BEML, and PM Modi took a tour of the new coach and train.

During the inauguration, he said, “I have been inspired by ISRO scientists, the kind of dedication they showed, their hard work and how they worked day and night. We can learn from them.” 

“There are three kinds of people – people who never start even to try in the fear of failure, people who run away from a problem at the sight of first hurdle and people who start then keep at it until they achieve it. The people at ISRO are the kinds who never stop trying,” PM Modi said.

“I have heard of Mumbai spirit. I saw the spirit of ISRO scientists today,” he added.

After reaching Mumbai, Modi sought darshan of Lord Ganesha at the Lokmanya Seva Sangh at Vile Parle in Mumbai. The temple is 96 years old. The Prime Minister reached Mumbai after meeting the scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Bengaluru.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been to Bengaluru to witness the live landing of the Chandrayaan-2 mission, which did not go as planned.