PM Modi to inaugurate 8 trains connecting India to Statue of Unity on Jan 17: PMO


Statue of Unity
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to kickstart 8 trains connecting different parts of the country to Kevadiya where World’s Tallest Statue called as the Statue of Unity lies. The commencement of these trains will take place tomorrow, where 10 trains will be connected to Kevadiya, out of which 3 trains have been extended and 7 newly introduced in new run.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced this news on its official Twitter platform via video conferencing. He will inaugurate 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 PMO said, “These buildings have been designed aesthetically incorporating local features and modern passenger amenities. Kevadiya station is India’s first railway station with a Green Building Certification.”

“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, 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,” PMO added.

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