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Jan 17, 2021
2:40PM

Prime Minister says new trains represent the beauty of Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat

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The Prime Minister said, we make sure that Indian Railways not only uses new Aatma Nirbhar technologies but also ensure that they are environment friendly. He said, the beautiful Kevadiya is an excellent example of how both economy and ecology can be developed rapidly while protecting the environment in a planned manner.

Paying tributes to Bharat Ratna M G Ramachandran, Mr Modi said, today, one of the trains leaving for Kevadia is coming from Puratchi Talaivar Dr. MG Ramachandran Central Railway Station. He said, it is a happy coincidence that today is the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna awardee MGR.

Speaking on this occasion Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that today is the historic day for Gujarat. He said that the Center and state government have implemented a series of projects at the Statue of Unity site that will provide employment and livelihood to the local tribals. Railways Minister Piyush Goyal was also present on the occasion.

The trains flagged off by Prime Minister today include  Kevadiya-Varanasi Mahamana Express (Weekly), Dadar-Kevadiya Express (Daily), Ahmedabad-Kevadiya Janshatabdi Express (Daily),Nizamuddin - Kevadia Sampark Kranti Express (Bi-Weekly), Kevadia - Rewa Express (Weekly), Chennai - Kevadia Express (Weekly), Pratapnagar-Kevadia MEMU train (Daily) and Kevadiya-Pratapnagar MEMU train (Daily). According to the Railway Ministry, the Ahmedabad-Kevadiya Jan Shatabdi Express has been provided with the new-age Vista-dome tourist coach which will offer a panoramic view of the skyline.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated Dabhoi-Chandod broad gauge railway line, Chandod Kevadiya new broad gauge railway line, newly electrified Pratapnagar- Kevadiya section and the new station buildings of Dabhoi, Chandod and Kevadiya.

These projects are aimed to boost development and tourism in the region. The buildings have been designed aesthetically incorporating local features and modern passenger amenities. Kevadiya Railway Station is India's first station with a Green Building Certification.

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