Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah inaugurates new 4-lane Thaltej-Shilaj-Rancharda railway overbridge in Ahmedabad

The Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah inaugurated the new 4-lane Thaltej-Shilaj-Rancharda railway overbridge, built at a cost of Rs 55 crore, in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat through video conferencing from New Delhi on 21st Jan, 2021. Several dignitaries including Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Shri Nitin Patel were present at the programme.

  • In his address on the occasion, Shri Amit Shah said after becoming Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has started a campaign to address the problems faced in the country in basic utilities. 
  • There was a big problem of traffic on more than one lakh railway crossings in the country. 
  • Railway gates would open and close more than a 100 times a day, due to which the costly fuel and precious time was wasted. 

  • In view of this, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi decided and under the leadership of Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal, a huge campaign was started in which the work of constructing overbridges or underbridges at these one lakh railway crossings was started. 
  • Today, this overbridge has been inaugurated under the same scheme. 
  • Shri Shah said that I want to congratulate all the voters of Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, that today the Government of India and the Government of Gujarat have done the work to overcome a huge bottleneck on the path of development.
  • The Union Home Minister said the Railways are working to eliminate all unmanned gates, under which by 2022 there will be almost no unmanned gates in the country, which will reduce accidents. 
  • Giving comparative figures of the newly constructed overbridges, Shri Amit Shah said that from 2009 to 2014, about 900 unmanned crossings had been completed while from 2014 to 2020, about 3,584 unmanned crossings were covered. 
  • About 3.5 times more work has been done and till now more than 8,900 overbridges and underbridges have been almost completed.
  • The Union Home Minister said Gujarat has received the biggest benefit of all the schemes of the Government of India. 
  • The root cause of this is the method of fast decision making and the implementation i.e. rapid working system. 
  • Many types of infrastructure works have been done in Gujarat in a beautiful way. 
  • Recently, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi started work on Surat Metro and Ahmedabad Metro Phase-2. 
  • Many other works such as the BRTS project are also going on wonderfully in  Ahmedabad. 

Source: PIB-Press Release | Image Credit: MoR