Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dedicated to the nation the 306 km long Rewari-Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC). Also, he flagged off the Double Stack Long Haul Container Train on this route.
Meanwhile, the Governors Rajasthan and Haryana, Chief Ministers of Rajasthan and Haryana and Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Kailash Choudhary, Rao Inderjit Singh, Ratan Lal Kataria, Krishan Pal Gurjar were present during the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Maha Yagna to modernize the country's infrastructure has gained a new momentum today.
He further listed the initiatives of the Government launched in the last 12 days 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 Prime Minister said the Made in India vaccine for Corona approved a few days back has instilled a new confidence in the people. "Dedicated Freight Corridor is seen as the game changer project for India in the 21st century," he said while dedicating the Rewari-Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC).
He said since the launch of the New Bhaupur - New Khurja section average speed of the freight train has tripled in that particular section. He said with the flag off of the first 'double stack container freight train' from New Ateli in Haryana to New Kishanganj in Rajasthan, India has joined the select nations in the world.
He 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 centers and growth points in different cities of the country, he added.
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