Prime Minister calls for a fresh reform in the railways
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging off two new trains, Gandhinagar Capital – Varanasi Superfast Express and MEMU service trains between Gandhinagar Capital and Varetha through video conferencing today.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and dedicated to the nation several key projects of the Railways in Gujarat through video conference. He also inaugurated the Aquatics and Robotics Gallery, and Nature Park in Gujarat Science City in Ahmedabad during the event. He also flagged off two new trains, Gandhinagar Capital – Varanasi Superfast Express, and MEMU service trains between Gandhinagar Capital and Varetha.
The Prime Minister noted that the Aquatics Gallery built in Science City in Ahmedabad is one of the top aquariums not only in the country but also in Asia. He said that the sight of marine biodiversity from around the world at one place is a wonderful experience in itself. He further added that the interaction with robots in the Robotics Gallery will inspire the youth to work in the field of Robotics and will inculcate curiosity in their mind.
Modi stressed that India’s needs of the 21st century cannot be met by the modus operandi of the 20th century, and therefore, there was a need for a fresh reform in the railways. While major railway stations across the country are being modernised, he said even railway stations in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities were now equipped with Wi-Fi facilities. The unmanned railway crossings on broad gauge have been completely eliminated to enhance safety of the people.
He said the goal of the country today was not only to create a concrete structure but to create an infrastructure which had its own character. He said that children’s learning and creativity should also get space along with their entertainment for their natural development. He added that Science City is a project that combines re-creation and re-creativity, and has such re-creational activities that encourage creativity in children.
– global bihari bureau