New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the “Jan Shatabdi” express between Ahmedabad and Kevadia. This train will have vista dome coaches, sharing some glimpses said PM in a tweet on Saturday. Prime Minister Modi shared photos of seven trains including Shatabdi express on Saturday.
Vistadome coaches have a bigger viewing area and mostly transparent roof. These trains will connect the Statue of Unity with different locations and enable visitors to reach Kevadia easily. Modi in his tweet said that “Now, more reason to visit the ‘Statue of Unity!’ This iconic Statue, a tribute to the great Sardar Patel is connected via railways to different regions of India.” Modi also inaugurated other projects related to the railways sector in Gujarat.
Apart from the Jan Shatabdi, the seven trains are Mahamana Express, Dadar-Kevadia Express, Nizamuddin-Kevadia Sampark Kranti Express, Kevadia-Rewa Express, Chennai-Kevadia Express, and two MEMU trains between Kevadia and Pratapnagar.
As per the Gujarat Government’s press release, Kevadia’s station is India’s first railway station with a green building certification. “These buildings have been designed aesthetically incorporating local features and modern passenger amenities. The press release also said “The projects will add fillip to development activities in the nearby tribal regions, boost connectivity to important religious and ancient pilgrim places nestled 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.”