9 Years of PM Modi: From Vande Bharat to modernised railway stations, how Indian Railways has transformed under Modi govt
From expanding and electrifying railway networks to launching ambitious projects like Sagarmala and Bharatmala, the Indian Railways has undergone a significant facelift, enhancing port connectivity and road-rail links.
In the past nine years, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India's railway sector has undergone a remarkable transformation. Since assuming office, PM Modi has placed immense focus on modernising and revitalising the Indian Railways, recognising its pivotal role in driving economic growth and connecting the nation. Let’s take a closer look at the significant developments witnessed in the Indian Railways that has transformed the face of India's transportation infrastructure.
Revitalising Connectivity: Sagarmala and Bharatmala Projects
Prime Minister Modi launched two ambitious projects, namely Sagarmala and Bharatmala, to strengthen port connectivity and road-rail links, respectively. These initiatives have played a pivotal role in solidifying India's position as a global trade hub, facilitating smoother movement of goods and enhancing logistical efficiency.
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Expanding Networks and Electrification
A major focus has been given to the expansion and electrification of railway networks. Under Prime Minister Modi's tenure, over 35,000 kilometers of new tracks have been laid, improving connectivity to various parts of the country. Simultaneously, electrification efforts have been accelerated, reducing India's dependence on fossil fuels and making rail travel more efficient and environmentally friendly.
Revamping Railway Stations: Passenger Comfort and Convenience
Significant efforts have been made to enhance the infrastructure and amenities at Indian railway stations. Over 400 railway stations have undergone a complete facelift, providing modern facilities and amenities that align with global standards. This renewed emphasis on passenger comfort and convenience has transformed the railway station experience for travelers across the country.
Introduction of High-Speed Trains
India has witnessed a revolution in rail travel with the introduction of high-speed trains, such as the Vande Bharat Express and the Gatimaan Express. Equipped with cutting-edge technology, these trains offer unmatched speed, safety, and comfort, setting new benchmarks for rail transportation in the country.
Dedicated Freight Corridor
To facilitate seamless and efficient movement of goods across the nation, the dedicated freight corridor is being developed. This massive infrastructure project aims to provide an exclusive corridor for freight trains, enabling faster and smoother transportation of goods and significantly reducing transit times and cost.
Promoting Domestic Manufacturing: 'Make in India' Initiative
The 'Make in India' initiative has played a pivotal role in promoting domestic manufacturing capabilities in the railway sector. The establishment of new railway manufacturing units, such as the Modern Coach Factory in Rae Bareli, has not only created job opportunities but also contributed to the overall growth of the country's economy.
Enhanced Safety Measures and Passenger Services
Through dedicated efforts, the railway employees, along with the government's commitment, have implemented enhanced safety measures and improved passenger services. This comprehensive approach has resulted in a better overall experience for travelers and increased confidence in the Indian Railways.
From the expansion of railway networks to the introduction of advanced technologies and the prioritisation of passenger comfort, the railway sector has been rejuvenated and is now better equipped to meet the needs of a rapidly growing India. With the strong foundation laid, the future of the Indian Railways looks brighter than ever before.
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