New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off eight trains facilitating seamless connectivity to the Statue of Unity in Gujarat, through video conferencing on January 17.
These trains will be connecting different regions of the country to Kevadiya in Narmada district of Gujarat.
During the event, Prime Minister will also inaugurate several other projects related to the railways sector in Gujarat, Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani and Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal will be present on the occasion, it added.
PM Modi will inaugurate the Dabhoi – Chandod Gauge converted 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, the statement said.
It added that these buildings have been designed aesthetically incorporating local features and modern passenger amenities.
According to the PMO statement, “Kevadiya station is India’s first railway station with a Green Building Certification and the projects will add fillip to the development activities in the nearby tribal regions, boost connectivity to important religious and ancient pilgrim places nestled on the banks of river Narmada.”
It will also increase both domestic and international tourism, act as a catalyst for overall socio-economic development of the region while also helping generate new employment and business opportunities.
Apart from this, the Jan Shatabdi Express has also been provided with the latest “Vista-dome tourist coach” which will provide a panoramic view of the skyline, the statement added.