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BHOPAL (Madhya Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India is not making record investments for the construction of modern infrastructure but also ensuring that projects are not delayed.

His remarks came after he inaugurated and dedicated to the nation the redeveloped Rani Kamlapati Railway Station in Bhopal on Monday.

Speaking in Bhopal, the Prime Minister said, “This historic railway station in Bhopal has not just been revamped but its pride has been enhanced by adding the name of Ginnaurgarh Queen. The pride of Gondwana has been added to the pride of Indian Railways.”

BHOPAL: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing in Bhopal.

“Today the country’s first ISO certified as Rani Kamalapati Railway Station, the country’s first PPP model based railway station has been dedicated to the nation. The facilities which were once available in the airport are now available in the railway station,” the Prime Minister said.

He further said, “Today’s India is not only making record investments for the construction of modern infrastructure, but it is also ensuring that projects are not delayed, there are no obstacles. PM Gatishakti National Master Plan started recently will help the country in fulfilling this resolution.”

The Prime Minister is in Bhopal on the occasion of ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’, celebrated on the birth anniversary of the tribal freedom fighter Birsa Munda.

Rani Kamlapati Railway Station is the first world-class model station in the country and has all the facilities that are available at international airports. It has been developed under a public-private partnership and built by a private company.

The total cost of the station project is around Rs 450 crore. To control the crowd, separate entry and exit gates are there.

Escalators and lifts have been installed at the station to reach the platform. A seating arrangement of 700 to 1,100 passengers has been made in the open concourse. For information about the movement of trains, display boards with different languages have been installed throughout the station.

The station will also boast of food courts, restaurants, air-conditioned waiting rooms, dormitory, VIP lounge. Around 160 CCTV cameras have also been installed at the station to keep round-the-clock surveillance.

Indian Railways being modernised

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that Indian Railways connects distances, culture, country’s tourism and added that the potential of railways is being explored on such a large scale.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and dedicated to the nation the redeveloped Rani Kamlapati Railway Station in Bhopal on Monday.

“Today’s India is not only making record investments for the construction of modern infrastructure, it is also ensuring that projects are not delayed and there are no obstacles. PM Gatishakti National Master Plan, which started recently, will help the country in fulfilling this resolution,” the Prime Minister said while addressing the event in Bhopal.

The Prime Minister further lauded the Indian Railways and said, “Indian Railways is not only a medium to connect distances, but it is also becoming an important medium to connect the country’s culture, country’s tourism and pilgrimage. For the first time after so many decades of independence, this potential of Indian Railways is being explored on such a large scale.”

BHOPAL: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Kamlapati Railway Station on Monday.

Further, the Prime Minister said, “Earlier, even if the railway was used for tourism, it was confined to a premium club. For the first time, the common man is being given the divine experience of tourism and pilgrimage at a reasonable amount. Ramayan circuit train is one such innovative effort.”

The Ramayana Circuit is one of the identified thematic circuits of the ‘Swadesh Darshan’ scheme by the Union Ministry of Tourism.

The Prime Minister said that about six years back, those who had some work with Indian Railways used to be seen cursing it. “Crowded stations, filth, hours of tension while waiting for trains, inconvenience of seating-eating facilities, filth inside trains, tension of safety used to come to mind when Railway was spoken of, ” he said.

The redeveloped Rani Kamalapati Railway station, named after brave and fearless Queen Kamalapati of the Gond kingdom, is the first world class railway station in Madhya Pradesh. Redeveloped in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode, the station has been designed as a green building with modern world class amenities that also takes into account ease of mobility for divyangjans.

The station is also developed as a hub for integrated multi-modal transport, the Prime Minister’s Office said. (ANI)