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Vadnagar Railway Station likely to get a makeover by this year

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Post Date: 22/04/2017

Category: Maintenance & Modernisation,   Type: Indian Railways

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Vadnagar: North Gujarat's Vadnagar railway station is expected to get a makeover by this year. On Friday, Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said about Rs 8 crore (approx US$ 1.25 Million) had already been allocated for the purpose. Vadnagar railway station is in Mehsana-Taranga Hill metre gauge section of Western Railways, which is being converted into broad gauge.

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  1.  Sinha said,“About Rs 8 crore (approx US$ 1.25 Million) has been allocated (for the task).”
  2.  “Tourism ministry has allotted Rs 8 crore (approx US$ 1.25 Million) for the development of Vadnagar station. The work is being executed by state tourism department as part of a Rs 100 crore  (approx US$ 15.38 Million) project to develop the Vadnagar-Modhera-Patan tourist circuit. The makeover of the station is expected to be completed by this year,” said Ahmedabad Divisional  Railway Manager Dinesh Kumar, who was accompanying the minister.
  3.  The track conversion work would also be completed till Vadnagar by this year, Kumar added.
  4.  Last year, the Modi government had approved Rs 414 crore (approx US$ 63.69 Million) for converting a 57.4 kilometer section between Mehsana-Taranga Hill (a Jain pilgrimage destination) into  broad gauge.
  5.  The development comes after a TCGL (Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd) partner had offered a daylong tour package of Modi’s birthplace, Vadnagar, in 2015.
  6.  Under “A Rise from Modi’s Village” package worth Rs 600, tourists could visit Modi’s ancestral house & primary school, the temple where he used to play drums besides the railway station.

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