Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi inaugurate various projects including flagging off Amrit Bharat, Vande Bharat trains and redeveloped Ayodhya Dham Station

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi marked a historic moment as he inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for an array of transformative projects including flagging off of Amrit Bharat,and Vande Bharat trains along with the redevelopment of Ayodhya Dham Station.

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated, dedicated to the nation and laid the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than Rs 15,700 crore at Ayodhya Dham. These include projects worth about Rs 11,100 crore for development of Ayodhya and its surrounding areas and projects worth about Rs 4600 crore related to other projects across Uttar Pradesh.

The grand inauguration witnessed the unveiling of the redeveloped Ayodhya Railway Station and flagging off of new Amrit Bharat trains and Vande Bharat trains. He also dedicated several other railway projects to the nation.

He informed about the new train series ‘Amrit Bharat’ trains after Vande Bharat and Namo Bharat and expressed delight that the first Amrit Bharat train is going through Ayodhya. He congratulated people of UP, Delhi, Bihar, West Bengal and Karnataka for getting these trains.

Image Credit (representational): South Central Railway

He highlighted the sense of service to the poor that underlie modern Amrit Bharat trains. People who often travel long distances due to their work, and those who do not have that much income, are also entitled to modern facilities and comfortable travel. These trains have been designed keeping in mind the dignity in the life of the poor.

He also emphasised the role that Vande Bharat trains are playing in linking development with heritage. The country’s first Vande Bharat Express train ran from Kashi. Vande Bharat Express trains are running on 34 routes in the country. Vande Bharat connects Kashi, Katra, Ujjain, Pushkar, Tirupati, Shirdi, Amritsar, Madurai, every such big centre of faith. In this series, Ayodhya has also got the gift of Vande Bharat train.

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Railway Projects:

  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the redeveloped Ayodhya Railway Station and flagged off new Amrit Bharat trains and Vande Bharat trains. He also dedicated several other railway projects to the nation.
  • Phase-1 of redeveloped Ayodhya Railway Station – known as Ayodhya Dham Junction Railway Station – is developed at a cost of more than Rs 240 crore.
  • The three-storey modern railway station building is equipped with all modern features like lifts, escalators, food plazas, shops for puja needs, cloak rooms, child care rooms, waiting halls. The station building will be ‘accessible for all’ and ‘IGBC certified green station building’.
  • The programme at Ayodhya Dham Junction Railway Station witnessed the PM flagging off a new category of superfast passenger trains in the country – the Amrit Bharat Express. The Amrit Bharat train is an LHB push pull train with non air-conditioned coaches.
  • This train has locos at both ends for better acceleration. It provides improved facilities for rail passengers like beautiful and attractive designed seats, better luggage rack, mobile charging point with suitable mobile holder, LED lights, CCTV, public information system, among others. The Prime Minister also flagged off six new Vande Bharat Trains.
  • He flagged off two new Amrit Bharat trains viz Darbhanga-Ayodhya-Anand Vihar Terminal Amrit Bharat Express and Malda Town-Sir M. Visvesvaraya Terminus (Bengaluru) Amrit Bharat Express. He interacted with school children travelling in the inaugural journey of the Amrit Trains.
  • He also flagged off six new Vande Bharat Trains. These include Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-New Delhi Vande Bharat Express; Amritsar-Delhi Vande Bharat Express; Coimbatore-Bangalore Cantt Vande Bharat Express; Mangalore-Madgaon Vande Bharat Express; Jalna-Mumbai Vande Bharat Express and Ayodhya-Anand Vihar Terminal Vande Bharat Express.
  • He also dedicated to the nation three railway projects worth Rs 2300 crore to strengthen rail infrastructure in the region. The projects include the Rooma Chakeri-Chanderi third line project; Jaunpur-Tulsi Nagar, Akbarpur-Ayodhya, Sohawal-Patranga and Safdarganj-Rasauli sections of the Jaunpur-Ayodhya-Barabanki doubling project; and doubling and electrification project of the Malhaur-Daliganj railway section.

This landmark event underscores the government’s dedication to enhancing infrastructure, fostering connectivity, and bringing modern amenities to the cultural and spiritual heart of Ayodhya.

Source: PIB- Press Release | Featured Image Credit: Eastern Railway

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