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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

Posted On: 15 JAN 2021 4:50PM by PIB Delhi

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.

Num

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 – KevadiaSamparkKranti Express (Bi-Weekly).

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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