PM Modi Unveils ₹41,000 Crore Railway Projects, Sets Vision for Indian Railways’ Transformation

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GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 26th Feb. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and dedicated over 2000 railway infrastructure projects worth more than Rs. 41,000 crores via video conferencing today. The event, titled Viksit Bharat Viksit Railways, witnessed participation from lakhs of individuals across 500 railway stations and 1500 other venues nationwide.

In his address, PM Modi hailed the event as a testament to India’s new work culture and unprecedented speed and scale of development. He highlighted recent initiatives in education and healthcare infrastructure and underscored the ongoing revamp of 550 railway stations across 12 states, emphasizing the ambitious scope and pace of modernization efforts.

The Prime Minister celebrated the emergence of Amrit Bharat Stations, designed to reflect both development and heritage. Stations such as Baleshwar in Odisha and Rangpur in Sikkim showcase local architecture, while others draw inspiration from historical and cultural motifs.

PM Modi praised India’s advancements in railway infrastructure over the past decade, citing the introduction of modernized semi-high-speed trains like Vande Bharat and NaMo Bharat, rapid electrification, and enhanced cleanliness and safety measures. He highlighted the transformation of railway facilities, emphasizing the shift towards uninterrupted and accident-free travel.

Discussing the economic impact of railway modernization, PM Modi credited savings from the absence of corruption for doubling the speed of new line construction and expanding rail networks. He emphasized the multiplier effect of infrastructure investments on job creation and economic growth, particularly through initiatives like ‘One Station One Product’ promoting local artisans and products.

The Prime Minister underscored the pivotal role of Indian Railways in facilitating agricultural and industrial progress, noting its contribution to reducing transportation time and industry costs. He positioned India as an attractive destination for global investment, driven by modern infrastructure and the Make in India initiative.

PM Modi concluded by outlining the path ahead for Indian Railways, envisioning a future where modernized stations catalyze significant investment and capacity expansion.

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