PM Modi to flag off 8 trains to boost connectivity to Statue of Unity in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also inaugurate several other projects related to Railways sector in Gujarat during the event. Chief Minister of Gujarat and Union Railways Minister will be present on the occasion.

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually flag off 8 trains connecting different regions of the country to Kevadiya on Sunday 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 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.

In December 2018, President Ram Nath Kovind visited Kevadia, which is around 5 kilometres from the 182-metre tall Statue of Unity, and laid the foundation stone for the railway station.

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PM Modi will also virtually inaugurate newly-built Kevadia railway station near the Statue of Unity in Narmada district of Gujarat and a broad gauge line connecting Vadodara with Kevadia.

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.

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