Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and dedicate to the nation several key projects of the Railways in Gujarat on Friday via video conferencing. He will also inaugurate the Aquatics and Robotics Gallery and Nature Park in Gujarat Science City during the event.
The Railway projects include the newly redeveloped Gandhinagar Capital Railway Station, gauge converted cum electrified Mahesana – Varetha line, and the newly electrified Surendranagar – Pipavav section.
The Prime Minister will also flag off two new trains namely Gandhinagar Capital – Varanasi Superfast Express and MEMU service trains between Gandhinagar Capital and Varetha.
The upgradation of Gandhinagar Capital Railway Station has been done at a cost of 71 crore rupees and the Station has been provided with world class amenities, at par with modern airports. 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 – Varetha Gauge conversion of 55 kilometres has been completed at a cost of 293 crore rupees along with the electrification work at a cost of 74 crore rupees. The Electrification of Surendranagar – Pipavav Section has been completed at a total cost of 289 crore rupees.
The project will provide seamless freight movement from Palanpur, Ahmedabad and other parts of country upto Pipavav Port without any change of traction. It will also decongest Ahmedabad, Viramgam and Surendranagar Yards due to avoidance of detentions for loco change over.
The state-of-the-art public Aquatics Gallery consists of different tanks dedicated to aquatic species belonging to different regions of the world along with a main tank consisting of major sharks from across the world. There is also a 28-metre unique walkway tunnel, providing a unique experience.
The Robotics Gallery is an interactive gallery showcasing the frontiers of robotic technologies, which would provide a platform for the visitors to explore the ever advancing field of robotics. The Nature Park includes several picturesque features like a Mist Garden, Chess Garden, Selfie Points, Sculpture Park and an outdoor maze.