PM Modi inaugurates redeveloped Rani Kamlapati Railway Station in Bhopal
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the Nation various Railway projects in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He dedicated to the nation the redeveloped Rani Kamalapati Railway Station in Bhopal.
The Prime Minister also dedicated to the nation many other initiatives of the Railways in Madhya Pradesh including Gauge- Converted and Electrified Ujjain-Fatehabad Chandrawatiganj Broad Gauge section, Third line in Bhopal-Barkhera section, Gauge- Converted and Electrified Mathela-Nimar Kheri Broad Gauge section and Electrified Guna-Gwalior section. The Prime Minister also flagged off two new MEMU trains between Ujjain-Indore and Indore-Ujjain.
Speaking on this occasion, the Prime Minister said not only has the historical Railway Station of Bhopal been rejuvenated, but its importance got enhanced with the addition of the name of Rani Kamalapati ji. Today, the pride of Indian Railways has also been added to the pride of Gondwana. He termed the dedication of modern railway projects as a confluence of glorious history and prosperous modern future. He also greeted the people on the Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas. These projects will benefit the people of Madhya Pradesh, he said.
The Prime Minister said that Indian Railways is an example of how India is changing, how dreams can come true. He said, till six to seven years ago, whoever had to deal with the Indian Railways, ended up cursing the Indian Railways. People had given up any hope of changing the situation. But, when the country sincerely mobilizes for the fulfillment of its resolutions, then improvement comes and change happens, this we have been seeing continuously since the past years.
Mr Modi said, today the country’s first ISO certified, first PPP model-based Rani Kamalapati Railway Station has been dedicated to the nation. The facilities which were once available at the airport are now available at the Railway Station.
The Prime Minister said, today’s India is not only making record investments for the construction of modern infrastructure, it is also ensuring that projects are not delayed and there is no obstacle. He added that the PM Gatishakti National Master Plan started recently, will help the country in fulfilling this resolution. He said, there was a time when even railway infrastructure projects took years together to get off the ground from the drawing board. But, the Indian Railways is now displaying urgency in planning new projects and more importantly, it completes them on time.
Mr Modi said, Indian Railways is not only a medium to connect distances, but it is also becoming an important medium to connect the country’s culture, country’s tourism and pilgrimage. For the first time after so many decades of independence, this potential of Indian Railways is being explored on such a large scale.
Earlier, even if the Railway was used for tourism, it was confined to a premium club. For the first time, the common man is being given the spiritual experience of tourism and pilgrimage at a reasonable price. Ramayan circuit train is one such innovative effort. Mr Modi complimented the Railways for accepting and taking up the challenge of change.
Governor Mangubhai Patel, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishanw were among those present on the occasion.
Earlier in the day, Addressing the Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas Mahasammelan in Jamboori Maidan, Bhopal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that for the first time in the country after independence, on such a large scale, the art-culture of the entire country’s tribal society, their contribution to the freedom movement and nation-building is being remembered and honoured with pride on Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas.
The Prime Minister stressed that it is our duty to bring inspiring stories based on the contribution of the tribal community in the freedom struggle before the country and to introduce them to the new generation. He said that be it the bravery of Gond Maharani Durgavati or the sacrifice of Rani Kamalapati, the country cannot forget them. The struggle of Veer Maharana Pratap cannot be imagined without the brave Bhils, he added.
The Prime Minister launched multiple key initiatives for the welfare of the Janjatiya community on this occasion including the Ration Aapke Gram Scheme in Madhya Pradesh. He also launched the Madhya Pradesh Sickle Cell Mission and laid the foundation of 50 Eklavya Model Residential Schools in the country.