Key Railway Projects to be inaugurated in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate and dedicate to the nation several key projects of Railways in Gujarat on July 16, 2021.

Key Facts

  • Railway projects comprise of
  1. Newly redeveloped Gandhinagar Capital Railway station
  2. Gauge converted cum electrified Mahesana- Varetha line and
  3. Newly electrified Surendranagar -Pipavav section.
  • Prime Minister will also flag off two new trains namely, Gandhinagar Capital – Varanasi Superfast Express and MEMU service trains between Gandhinagar Capital & Varetha.

Upgradation of Gandhinagar capital railway station

As per Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), upgradation of Gandhinagar Capital Railway station was completed at a cost of Rs 71 crore. This Station was provided with world class amenities on the line of modern airports. It has been made Divyang friendly station by providing it with a special ticket booking counter, lifts, ramps, dedicated parking space etc. Complete building is designed and provided with Green Building rating features. State-of-the-art external facade will have daily theme on the basis of lighting with 32 themes. The station also houses a five-star hotel.

Mahesana – Varetha Gauge conversion

This project of 55 km has been completed at the cost of Rs 293 crores. Electrification work was done at a cost of Rs 74 crores. It comprises of a total of ten stations. Four station buildings namely, Visnagar, Vadnagar, Kheralu & Varetha are newly built.

Electrification of Surendranagar – Pipavav Section

This process was completed at a total cost of Rs 289 crores. It will provide seamless freight movement from Palanpur, Ahmedabad and other parts of India up to Pipavav Port without any change of traction. This section will decongest Ahmedabad, Viramgam and Surendranagar Yards as it will avoid detentions for loco change over.

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