PM flags off 8 trains to boost connectivity to Statue of Unity

PM flags off 8 trains to boost connectivity to Statue of Unity

Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
on Sunday flagged off eight trains connecting different parts
of the country to Kevadia in Gujarat, via video conferencing.

These trains will connect Kevadia to Varanasi, Dadar,
Ahmedabad, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Rewa, Chennai and Pratapnagar.

Modi said these trains will help boost tourism in the
tribal region and increase connectivity to the world”s tallest
statue, the Statue of Unity, which he inaugurated in October
2018 on the occasion of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel”s 143rd birth
anniversary.

The Ahmedabad-Kevadia Jan Shatabdi Express, one of the
eight trains, has been equipped with the ”Vista-dome tourist
coach” which offers large viewing areas with rooftop glasses
and seats for passengers.

Modi also inaugurated the DabhoiChandod converted
broad gauge railway line, ChandodKevadia new broad gauge rail
line, newly electrified PratapnagarKevadia section and the
new station buildings of Dabhoi, Chandod and Kevadia.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Gujarat Chief Minister
Vijay Rupani, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and his Uttar
Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath joined the event via video
link. PTI PD VT
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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Bollyinsidestaff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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