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PM Modi launches 2,000 railway projects worth 41,000 crore

Feb 26, 2024 01:47 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi launched 2,000 railway infrastructure projects worth ₹41,000 crore.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated, laid the foundation stone, and dedicated to the nation more than 2,000 railway infrastructure projects worth around 41,000 crore. Addressing the event, Modi called it a symbol of the work culture of 'New India'.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)

"Today's programme is symbolic of New India's work ethic. Now, India works with an unprecedented speed at an unprecedented scale. Parting ways with small aspirations, today's India has moved on to dreaming big and realising those dreams at the earliest," Modi said.

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He added that confidence in returning for the third term of the government.

"Today, the foundation stone for more than two thousand projects related to railways has been laid and inaugurated. Right now, the third term of this government is going to start in June. The scale and speed with which work has started is surprising everyone," he said.

Modi laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of 553 railway stations under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme.

The third term of his government will begin from June, but the scale and speech with which it has been working have surprised people, Modi said in his video address, taking note of the recent launch of several development projects.

Modi said people have seen a new India being built in the last 10 years, underlining the transformation in the railways, including the launch of Vande Bharat trains, an emphasis on cleanliness and electrification of tracks.

In a swipe at previous governments, the PM said his dispensation stopped the loot of public money and every penny earned was used in expanding railway services.

The Indian Railways used to be a victim of politics but it is now the main basis of the ease of travel, he said, asserting that it has also been a big source of employment.

Modi cautioned people, saying the increase in the budget due to the country's growing economy will not have an impact on the ground if revenue leaks due to scams.

Renovated railway stations are being used to promote local culture and artisans, he added.

The financial losses of the railways used to be a common refrain earlier, but the national transporter is a big force of transformation now, the prime minister said.

"I want to tell youngsters that their dreams are my resolve. Your dreams and hard work and my resolve are a guarantee of Viksit Bharat," he said.

Several governors and chief ministers, besides hundreds of MPs and MLAs, joined the programme held across the country.

(With inputs from agencies)

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