Patel was speaking at inauguration of the ninth edition of the Mega Industrial Exhibition of Vadodara Chamber of Commerce and Industries (VCCI) at Navlakhi compound here.
The Chief Minister said the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Metro project is on track and is being promoted with the objective of providing safe, fast and eco-friendly transportation services to the public at affordable rates while simultaneously reducing congestion on roads.
The project aims to be a model project not only for Gujarat, but also for the entire nation, Anandiben said.
The metro project holds the advantage of a responsive state government and progressive leadership; relatively flat terrain, use of state of the art technology, minimum land  acquisition and majority elevated track, she added.

On February 4, 2010, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)  namely Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) Company Ltd was incorporated by the state government to  implement the Metro Rail Project under Companies Act, 1956.
Speaking about the Vibrant Global Gujarat Investors' Summit beginning from January 11, 2015, the CM said that heads of various countries have been requesting the state government to take them as partners in the event which shows that the summit has put Gujarat on global map and that it has become a hub for multi-national companies (MNCs).
Presiding over the inauguration of the 9-day industrial exhibition, state Finance Minister Saurabh Patel
said his government will soon announce a new industrial policy.
"We are going to come out with our industrial policy.. special emphasis will be given to raw materials which are being produced in the state for value addition, for example plastic. Most of the polymers are produced in Gujarat. So we want to give special emphasis for conversion of those polymers
 into plastic," Saurabh said.

"We are also going to come out with a specific policy for labour intensive units," the minister said.
He said the state also wants to focus on small-scale industries that generate good employment opportunities.
Gujarat is willing to grant approvals on a case-to-case basis for units which involve high-engineering or are labour intensive, he said.

Saurabh called upon the youths to go for innovative products and be entrepreneurs as it is a competitive age and hence it is important to be progressive and innovative.
He added that they will come out with a textile policy which is likely to attract huge investments in the near future.


Latest News from State News Desk