PM Modi to flag off 8 trains facilitating seamless rail connectivity to ‘Statue of Unity’ tomorrow


New Delhi, January 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off eight trains facilitating seamless rail connectivity to Statue of Unity at Kevadiya in Gujarat with different regions of the country on Sunday at 11 AM through video conferencing.

These trains will facilitate seamless connectivity to the Statue of Unity. The Prime Minister will also inaugurate several other projects related to the Railways sector in Gujarat during the event.

Gujarat Chief Minister and Union Railways Minister will be present on the occasion.

The Prime Minister 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.

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.

The details of the eight trains being flagged off are – (09103/04) Kevadiya-Varanasi Mahamana Express (Weekly), (02927/28) Dadar-Kevadia Express (Daily), (09247/48) Ahmedabad-Kevadiya Janshatabdi Express (Daily), (09145/46) Kevadiya-H. Nizamuddin Nizamuddin-Kevadia SamparkKranti Express (Bi-Weekly), (09105/06) Kevadiya-Rewa Kevadia-Rewa Express (Weekly), (09119/20) Chennai -Kevadiya Chennai – Kevadia Express (Weekly), (09107/08) Pratapnagar-Kevadiya MEMU train (Daily) and 09109/10 Kevadiya-Pratapnagar MEMU train (Daily).

The Jan Shatabdi Express has been provided with the latest “Vista-dome tourist coach” which will provide a panoramic view of the skyline.

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