Connectivity to Statue of Unity by rail to benefit tourists, create employment opportunities : PM Narendra Modi

PM Modi flags off 8 trains connecting Statue of Unity :

Today is a historic day for us, the beauty of Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat is being highlighted.

In the history of Indian Railways, for the first time 8 trains from across the nation have been connected with a single destination.

Today is the amalgamation of Indian Railways Mission and Sardar Vallabhai Patel’s Vision.

It is for the first time in the history of railways when so many trains were flagged for the same place from different corners of the country.

There is no place like Kevadia, it is identified by the Statue of Unity and Sardar Sarovar Dam. It is becoming the new tourist destination of our country. It is estimated that in the coming years 1 lakh people will daily visit Kevadiya.

Kevadia is fast emerging as a prime tourist destination in India. Tourists from various countries are visiting Kevadia. Statue of Unity has more tourists than Statue of Liberty..

Today, one of the trains leaving for Kevadia is coming from Purchachi Talavar Dr. MG Ramachandran Central Railway Station. It is a happy coincidence that today is the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratan MG Ramachandran. He ruled the hearts of people from the film screen to the political screen. His life and entire political journey was devoted to the poor.He had worked relentlessly for the dignified life of the poor

The biggest benefit of this rail connectivity will not only be available to the tourists visiting the Statue of Unity, but it will also change the lives of Kevadia tribals.

Many facilities have been brought to Kevadia. Employment is generated in nearby Adivasi villages. More than 200 rooms in Adivasi villages have been turned into homestays.

Modernisation of Railways is underway. We are focussing on newer technology in Railways. Advanced technology trains connected to Kevadia

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