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PM to flag off eight trains facilitating seamless rail connectivity to Statue of Unity on 17 Jan

PM to flag off eight trains facilitating seamless rail connectivity to Statue of Unity with different regions of the country on 17 January

PM to also inaugurate several other projects related to the Railways sector in Gujarat

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will flag off eight trains connecting different regions of the country to Kevadiya on 17th January, 2021 at 11 AM via video conferencing. These trains will facilitate seamless connectivity to the Statue of Unity. Prime Minister will also inaugurate several other projects related to the Railways sector in Gujarat during the event. Chief Minister of Gujarat and Union Railways Minister will be present on the occasion.

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 as under:

Sr.        Train Num     From              To                       Train Name &  frequency

1           09103/04   Kevadiya      Varanasi               Mahamana Express (Weekly)

2            02927/28     Dadar        Kevadiya              Dadar-Kevadia Express (Daily)

3            09247/48 Ahmedabad   Kevadiya            Janshatabdi Express (Daily)

4           09145/46     Kevadiya   H. Nizamuddin   Nizamuddin – KevadiaSK (Bi-W).

5            09105/06    Kevadiya        Rewa             Kevadia – Rewa Express (Weekly)

6           09119/20     Chennai       Kevadiya     Chennai – Kevadia Express (Weekly)

7            09107/08 Pratapnagar   Kevadiya              MEMU train (Daily)

8           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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