To provide seamless connectivity to the Statue of Unity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off eight trains connecting various regions of the country to Kevadiya on January 17, 2021, via video conferencing. The PM will also inaugurate several other railway projects in Gujarat while the inaugural ceremony of the trains. Union Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal along with Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani will be present on the occasion.
Prime Minister will inaugurate the Dabhoi – Chandod Gauge converted Broad Gauge railway line, Chandod – Kevadiya new Broad Gauge railway line, newly electrified Pratapnagar – Kevadiya section and the new station buildings of Dabhoi, Chandod and Kevadiya.
These buildings, designed aesthetically, offers local features and modern passenger amenities. Kevadiya station is India’s first railway station with a Green Building Certification. The projects will add to the development in the nearby tribal regions, boost connectivity to important religious and ancient pilgrim places on the banks of river Narmada, increase both domestic and international tourism, act as a catalyst for overall socio-economic development of the region while also helping generate new employment and business opportunities.