Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi to inaugurate various projects including flagging off Amrit Bharat & Vande Bharat trains from Uttar Pradesh on 30th December, 2023

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi is set to mark a historic day on 30th December, 2023 as he inaugurates, dedicates to the nation and lays the foundation stone for multiple development projects in Uttar Pradesh. A focal point of this event will be the flagging off of new Amrit Bharat and Vande Bharat, signalling a significant leap in the region’s connectivity.

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Uttar Pradesh on December 30th, 2023 where he will inaugurate various projects including the redeveloped Ayodhya Railway Station and flag off new Amrit Bharat trains and Vande Bharat trains. He will also dedicate several other railway projects to the nation.

The Prime Minister’s vision is to develop modern world class infrastructure in Ayodhya, improve connectivity and revamp its civic facilities while also conforming to the rich history and heritage of the city.

In realisation of this vision, a new airport, new redeveloped railway station, newly redeveloped, widened and beautified roads and other civic infrastructure is being inaugurated in the city. Further, foundation stones of a number of new projects will be laid that will contribute to beautification and revamp of civic facilities in and around Ayodhya.

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Ayodhya Dham Railway Station:

  • 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’.

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Amrit Bharat trains, Vande Bharat trains and other rail projects:

  • The programme at Ayodhya Dham Junction Railway Station will witness the Prime Minister 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 will also flag off six new Vande Bharat Trains.
  • The Prime Minister will flag 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 will also flag 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 will also dedicate 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.

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PM Modi’s visit signifies a monumental step towards the realisation of a modern, progressive Ayodhya. The unveiled projects and upcoming developments underscore a commitment to creating a city that seamlessly blends tradition with contemporary advancements. The event on December 30th promises to be a milestone in Uttar Pradesh’s journey towards inclusive growth and infrastructural excellence.

Source: PIB- Press Release | Featured Image Credit (representational): Northern Railway

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