Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi to visit 4 states to inaugurate various railway projects & flag off Vande Bharat Express between Gorakhpur-Lucknow & Jodhpur-Ahmedabad on 7-8th July, 2023

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will undertake a visit covering four states on 7-8th July, 2023. He will visit Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh on 7th July. On 8th July, the Prime Minister will visit Telangana and Rajasthan.

More Details:

  • On 7th July, at around 10:45 AM, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone and dedicate to the nation various development projects in a public programme in Raipur. Then he will reach Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh at around 2:30 PM, where he will participate in the closing ceremony of centenary celebrations of Gita Press Gorakhpur, followed by flagging off Vande Bharat trains at Gorakhpur Railway Station.
  • Thereafter, at around 5 PM, he will reach Varanasi, to attend a public programme, where he will lay the foundation stone, inaugurate and dedicate to the nation multiple development projects.

PM in Raipur:

  • The Prime Minister will also dedicate to the nation the doubling of 103 km long Raipur – Khariar Road Rail Line which has been completed at a cost of Rs. 750 Crores.
  • It will ease transportation of coal, steel, fertilisers and other commodities from ports for industries in Chhattisgarh. He will also dedicate to the nation a 17 km long new railway line connecting Keoti – Antagarh.
  • Developed at a cost of Rs. 290 crores, the new railway line will provide connectivity to Bhilai Steel Plant with Iron Ore Mines of Dalli Rajhara and Rowghat areas and will link remote areas of southern Chhattisgarh passing through dense forests.

PM in Gorakhpur:

  • The Prime Minister will flag off two Vande Bharat trains from Gorakhpur Railway station. The two trains are:
    • Gorakhpur – Lucknow Vande Bharat Express and
    • Jodhpur – Ahmedabad (Sabarmati) Vande Bharat Express
  • Gorakhpur – Lucknow Vande Bharat Express will pass through Ayodhya and will improve connectivity to important cities in the state and also give a fillip to tourism.
  • Jodhpur – Sabarmati Vande Bharat Express will improve connectivity to famous places such as Jodhpur, Abu Road, Ahmedabad and will boost socio economic development in the region.
  • He will also lay the foundation stone of Gorakhpur Railway Station redevelopment. The station will be redeveloped at a cost of around Rs. 498 crore and will provide world class passenger amenities.

PM in Varanasi:

  • During the public programme in Varanasi, the Prime Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of multiple development projects worth more than Rs 12100 crore.
  • He will dedicate Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Junction – Son Nagar railway line of Dedicated Freight Corridor. Built at a cost of more Rs 6760 crore, the new line will facilitate faster and efficient movement of goods.
  • He will also dedicate to the nation three railway lines whose electrification or doubling has been completed at a cost of more than 990 crore. These include Ghazipur city – Aunrihar rail line, Aunrihar- Jaunpur rail line and Bhatni- Aunrihar rail line. This will mark the completion of 100 percent electrification of railway lines in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The projects whose foundation stone will be laid by the Prime Minister include construction of 3 two-lane rail over bridge (ROB) near Chaukhandi, Kadipur and Hardattpur railway stations; Construction of Vyasnagar – Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Junction rail flyover; and construction and renovation of 15 PWD roads. These projects will be developed at a cumulative cost of about Rs 780 crore.

PM in Warangal:

  • The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for several crucial infrastructure development projects in Telangana worth around Rs. 6,100 crores.
  • He will also lay the foundation stone of the Railway Manufacturing Unit, Kazipet. To be developed at a cost of over Rs. 500 crores, the modern manufacturing unit will have enhanced Wagon manufacturing capacity.
  • It will be equipped with latest technology standards and facilities such as Robotic Painting of Wagons, State-of-the-art Machinery and Plant with modern material storage and handling. It will help in local employment generation and development of ancillary units in nearby areas.

PM in Bikaner:

  • The Prime Minister will dedicate and lay the foundation stone of development projects worth over Rs. 24,300 crore in Bikaner, aimed at enhancing the region’s infrastructure and welfare.
  • Further, he will lay 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 preservation of the heritage status of the existing structure of the railway station.
  • Foundation Stone for the Doubling of the 43 km long Churu – Ratangarh section will also be laid by the Prime Minister. Doubling of this rail line will enhance connectivity, facilitate easier transportation of gypsum, limestone, food grains and fertiliser products from Bikaner region to the rest of the country.

Source: PIB- Press Release | Image Credit (representational): East Coast Railway