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    Modi Gujarat Visit LIVE: After many attempts, One Nation-One Card will become a reality. You will be able to withdraw money, will be able to shop and travel in a metro or use other means of transportation, using a common mobility card, said PM at a rally in Ahmedabad

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    Modi Gujarat Visit LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Hardeep Puri, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, and Deputy CM Nitinbhai Patel onboard a metro train. PM inaugurated Phase-I of Ahmedabad Metro today.

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    Modi Gujarat Visit LIVE: “Those who believe in Maa Umiya can never support female foeticide. I appeal to you all- let us create a society where there is no discrimination based on gender,” PM Modi said at the bhumipujan of Vishv Umiyadham in Ahmedabad.
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    Modi Gujarat Visit LIVE: Renewing his attack on Opposition demanding proof of air strike in Pakistan, PM said, “It is natural that we all should believe the armed forces and be proud of the forces. Yet, I don’t understand why some people still want to question the forces.”

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    Modi Gujarat Visit LIVE: Illustrating schemes launched under the NDA government, Prime Minister said, “The PM Kisan Samman Nidhi will bring substantive benefits for India’s farmers. It is a long term and comprehensive effort for farmer welfare… When Atal Ji was the Prime Minister, a separate ministry for tribal communities was created. The present NDA Government has created a new ministry for the fisheries sector.”

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    Modi Gujarat Visit LIVE: Speaking of Ayushman Bharat, PM said, “Gujarat has witnessed a revolution in the health sector in the last many years. Hospitals with modern facilities are coming up across the state. This benefits the poor. Ayushman Bharat, one of the world’s biggest healthcare programme, will ensure top quality and affordable healthcare for the poor.”

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    Modi Gujarat Visit LIVE: Addressing a public meet in Jamnagar, PM Modi began his speech, “For many years, there was an issue of water shortage in Gujarat. This state has been drought prone. While there was a problem, there was also a determination to solve this problem. We worked to improve water scarcity, particularly in the areas where water shortage was more.”

New Delhi: On a two-day visit to Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among other development projects, launched ‘One Nation One Card’ in Ahmedabad. This one card would allow its holder to pay for travel on any mode of transportation, said reports. (Also read: PM Modi to Visit Rahul’s Constituency)

A leading daily, quoting Central government officials, said that a new feature in all credit and debit cards issued by banks will enable people to use them either in PoS machines at ticket counters or like Metro Rail smart cards to enter a platform.

“All new credit and debit cards issued by most banks have the National Common Mobility Card feature to make payments for their travel. This is like any other wallet,” an official told the daily.

Delhi Metro has already begun a pilot run of automatic fare collection counters (AFCs) that can read these cards for entry and exit at stations. All new Metro rail networks would get these AFCs while the existing networks will replace the operational ones. Officials also said that India was one of the few countries with indigenous technology for AFCs and the mass rollout would reduce their prices significantly.

Till now, India has been dependent on foreign technology players who charged high royalty, making these products expensive.

The PM would also launch the Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan Yojana (PM-SYM) and inaugurate the first phase of 6-km-long Ahmedabad Metro service.

Sources told PTI that the Prime Minister would also lay the foundation stone for Umiya Dham temple complex during his visit. PM Modi would visit Annapurna Dham Trust in Adalaj in Gandhinagar on Tuesday for the ground-breaking ceremony of a Shikshan Bhavan and a Vidhyarthi Bhavan, they added.

He would start his two-day visit from Jamnagar in Saurashtra region where he would dedicate to the nation a 750-bed annexe of the Guru Gobind Singh Hospital and inaugurate its PG hostel, they said.

PM Modi will also launch SAUNI water schemes projects including Und-1 to Ranjit Sagar Lift Irrigation Scheme and Machu-1 to Nyari Lift Irrigation Scheme.