PM dedicates Rewari – Madar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the 306 km long Rewari – Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) through video conference.
He also flagged off the Double Stack Long Haul Container Train on this route. The eminent personalities were present on the occasion such as Governors and Chief Ministers of Rajasthan and Haryana also Union Ministers Shri Piyush Goyal, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Shri Kailash Choudhary, Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, Shri Ratan Lal Kataria, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said Maha Yagna to modernize the country’s infrastructure has gained a new momentum today. He listed the initiatives of the Government to modernize the country like DBT to farmers, launch of National Mobility Card in Airport Express Line, inauguration of AIIMS Rajkot, IIM Sambalpur, Light House Projects in 6 cities, National Atomic Timescale and Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravya, National Environmental Standards Laboratory, Kochi-Mangalore gas pipeline, 100th Kisan Rail, a section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. He added that so many launches were done even during this in this period of Corona to modernize the country.
The PM said a few days back, the approval of Made in India vaccine for Corona has built new confidence in the people. He said Dedicated Freight Corridor is seen as the game-changer project for India in the 21st century.
He said since the launch of the New Bhaupur – New Khurja section average speed of the freight train has tripled in that particular section.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said with the flag-off of the first double-stacked container freight train from New Ateli (Haryana) to New Kishanganj (Rajasthan), India has joined the select nations in the world. He lauded the efforts of the engineers and their team for this proud achievement.
Modiji said this dedicated freight corridor will bring new opportunities and new hopes for everyone especially farmers, entrepreneurs and merchants of Rajasthan.
PM said the dedicated freight corridor is not only the route for modern freight trains but also a corridor for rapid development of the country. These corridors will form the basis of development of new growth centres and growth points in different cities of the country, he added.
The Prime Minister noted the sterling contribution of the Railways during the Corona period and praised them for their role in taking the labourers to their homes.