Rs 8 Cr Revamp for Railway Station Where Modi Used To Sell Tea
The Vadnagar railway station in Gujarat where Prime Minister Narendra Modi used to sell tea during his childhood, is to get a facelift worth Rs 8 crore, Union minister Manoj Sinha said in Ahmedabad on 21 April.
Sinha was in Sachana village to inaugurate the Inland Container Depot (ICD), built by the Continental Warehousing Corporation (Nhava Seva) Ltd.
Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Modi had often mentioned that he used to sell tea during his childhood at the Vadnagar railway station along with his father. Vadnagar town is also Modi’s birthplace.
Giving further details about the project, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Ahmedabad division, Dinesh Kumar said the entire project of developing Vadnagar and adjoining places in Mehsana district would cost over Rs 100 crore.
He said the railways has already undertaken a project for converting the meter gauge line on the Vadnagar-Mehasana route into the broad gauge line.
Sinha said his ministry was considering to implement a time table for all the goods trains in line with the passenger trains.