Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone of various projects worth Rs 24,300 crore in Bikaner including redevelopment of Bikaner Railway Station & doubling of railway line

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone and dedicated the nation to development projects worth over Rs 24,300 crore in Bikaner, Rajasthan.

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  • The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for various developmental and infrastructural projects including the redevelopment of the Bikaner Railway Station at a cost of around Rs 450 crores and doubling of the 43 km long Churu – Ratangarh section railway line.
  • He said that Rajasthan has always been full of capabilities and potential. It is because of this potential for growth, he said, that record investment is being made in the state. Connectivity is being made hi-tech as there are endless possibilities for industrial development. Fast-speed expressways and railways will give a push to tourism opportunities which will benefit the youth of the state.

  • Talking about the doubling of the railway line, he highlighted the priority given to the growth of Railways in Rajasthan. He informed that between 2004-2014 Rajasthan received less than Rs 1000 crores per year on average for railways whereas after 2014, the state received Rs 10,000 crores every year on average.
  • Governor of Rajasthan, Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Law and Justice, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, and Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Kailash Choudhary among others were present on the occasion.


  • The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of the Bikaner Railway station. To be developed at a cost of around Rs 450 crores, the redevelopment work will involve renovation of all platforms along with flooring and ceiling while ensuring the preservation of the heritage status of the existing structure of the railway station.
  • The foundation Stone for the doubling of the 43 km long Churu – Ratangarh section was also laid by the Prime Minister. Doubling of this rail line will enhance connectivity, and facilitate easier transportation of gypsum, limestone, food grains and fertiliser products from Bikaner region to the rest of the country.

Source: PIB- Press Release | Images Credit (representational): MoR