Prime Minister Narendra Modi newly launch the Railway project in Gujarat through a video conference.
This Railway project includes the newly redeveloped Gandhinagar Capital Railway station, gauge converted cum electrified Mahesana – Varetha line, and the newly electrified Surendranagar – Pipavav section.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 16, 2021
On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “The wagon of development of New India will move forward only by running on two tracks simultaneously. One of the tracks is of modernity while the other track is for the welfare of the poor, farmers and middle-class people.”
He also said that “Today, the image of Indian Railways. Its reputation is improving. Safety, security, speed, cleanliness and facilities all have improved in the Railways. The speed of trains will increase after the operation of dedicated freight corridors in the coming days.”
By mentioning the Tejas Express and Varanasi Vande Bharat Express Prime Minister Modi said passengers are enjoying the new and wonderful experiences. Railway Stations in Tier II and Tier III cities are also now equipped with Wi-Fi facilities.
He further said the needs of 21st century India cannot be fulfilled by the ways of the 20th century. That is why Railways needs reforms with a new approach. We are working to develop Railways not only as a service but as an asset.
Prime Minister Modi also talked about Vadnagar station, he said,” today Vadnagar has also become a part of this expansion. I have so many memories attached to Vadnagar station. The new station looks really attractive with the construction of new broad gauge line the Vadnagar- Modhera- Patan heritage circuit is now connected with better rail service.”
According to Prime Minister’s Office, the Gandhinagar Capital Railway station has been done t a cost of 71 crores. With world-class amenities, special care has been taken to make it a Divyang friendly station by providing it with a special ticket booking counter, ramps, lifts and dedicated parking space.
The Mahesana- Varetga Gauge has been completed at a cost of 293 crores along with the electrification work at a cost of 74 crores, which has a total of ten stations with four newly developed stations namely Visnagar, Vadnagar, Kheralu and Vareths.
Electrification of Surendranagar- Pipavav Section has been completed at a cost of 289 crores. The project will provide seamless fright movement from Palanpur, Ahmedabad and other parts of the country up to Pipavav Port without any change of traction.
Prime Minister Modi said today experiences and attitudes of the newly developed Indian railway both are changing.
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