Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off eight trains connecting different regions of the country to Kevadiya with an aim to facilitate seamless connectivity to the Statue of Unity in Gujarat.
Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani and Union railways minister Piyush Goyal were also present on the occasion.
Launching the event, PM Modi said the connectivity will help in changing the lives of the tribal community of Kevadiya. “This connectivity will be beneficial for tourists coming to see the Statue of Unity but it will also help in changing the lives of the tribal community of Kevadiya. It will bring new opportunities for job and self-employment.”
“One of the trains flagged off for Kevadia today originates at Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MG Ramachandran Central Railway Station. It is a pleasant coincidence that today is the birth anniversary of MGR. His life was dedicated to the service of the poor”, said PM Modi.
The trains flagged off include 09103/04 Kevadiya-Varanasi Ma ..