Modi dedicates broad-gauging of railway line in Gujarat
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Modi dedicates broad-gauging of railway line in Gujarat

In his address on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that the entire route has been rejuvenated and the metre-gauge line from Asarwa to Udaipur via Himmatnagar has been converted into a broad gauge. “This part of Gujarat will now be connected directly with the neighbouring state of Rajasthan as well as the whole country. The gauge conversion work done between Lunidhar-Jetalsar will also ease rail connectivity in this area and trains originating from here will be able to go to any part of the country,” he said.

“The conversion of this railway line to broad gauge has also made an alternate route available for Ahmedabad and Delhi. Now, direct rail connectivity has also been established between the tourist places of Kutch and the tourist places of Udaipur. This will give a big boost to the tourist places of Kutch, Udaipur, Chittorgarh and Nathdwara,” he added.

The Prime Minister said that the route will reduce the distance between Bhavnagar-Veraval from about 470 km to less than 290 km. “It will reduce the travel time from twelve hours to just six and a half hours. Similarly, the distance between Bhavnagar-Porbandar has come down by about 200 km, and the distance between Bhavnagar-Rajkot by about 30 km.”

See also:
CMDA to develop 18 MRTS stations
Railways to spend Rs 900 bn on optimising freight movement


In his address on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that the entire route has been rejuvenated and the metre-gauge line from Asarwa to Udaipur via Himmatnagar has been converted into a broad gauge. “This part of Gujarat will now be connected directly with the neighbouring state of Rajasthan as well as the whole country. The gauge conversion work done between Lunidhar-Jetalsar will also ease rail connectivity in this area and trains originating from here will be able to go to any part of the country,” he said. “The conversion of this railway line to broad gauge has also made an alternate route available for Ahmedabad and Delhi. Now, direct rail connectivity has also been established between the tourist places of Kutch and the tourist places of Udaipur. This will give a big boost to the tourist places of Kutch, Udaipur, Chittorgarh and Nathdwara,” he added. The Prime Minister said that the route will reduce the distance between Bhavnagar-Veraval from about 470 km to less than 290 km. “It will reduce the travel time from twelve hours to just six and a half hours. Similarly, the distance between Bhavnagar-Porbandar has come down by about 200 km, and the distance between Bhavnagar-Rajkot by about 30 km.”See also: CMDA to develop 18 MRTS stationsRailways to spend Rs 900 bn on optimising freight movement

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