• Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

PM Narendra Modi flagged off two Vande Bharat Express Services between Secunderabad-Tirupati & Chennai – Coimbatore

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone and dedicated to the nation various projects worth over Rs. 11,300 crores at Parade Ground in Hyderabad, Telangana today. The projects include laying the foundation stone of AIIMS Bibinagar, Hyderabad, five National Highway projects and the redevelopment of Secunderabad Railway Station. He also dedicated other development projects related to railways. Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister also flagged off the Secunderabad-Tirupati Vande Bharat Express at Secunderabad Railway Station in Hyderabad.

Later on, The Prime Minister also flagged off another service of Vande Bharat Express between Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Chennai Central– Coimbatore Junction. The Governor of Tamil Nadu  R. N. Ravi, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu  M. K. Stalin and the Union Minister for Railways,  Ashwini Vaishnaw were present on the occasion among others at Chennai.

Addressing the gathering at Secunderabad, the Prime Minister expressed gratitude for getting the opportunity to extend the pace of development of the state of Telangana. He also recalled flagging off the Secunderabad-Tirupati Vande Bharat Express which will connect the IT City of Hyderabad with the abode of Lord Venkateswara, Tirupati at Secunderabad Railway Station earlier in the day. “The Secunderabad-Tirupati Vande Bharat Express will successfully connect belief, modernity, technology and tourism”, PM Modi said. The Prime Minister congratulated the citizens of Telangana for today’s projects worth over Rs. 11,300 crores related to railways and road connectivity and health infrastructure development.

Governor of Telangana, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, Union Minister for Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Tourism,  G Kishan Reddy, Member of Parliament from Malkajgiri, A Revanth Reddy and Ministers from Government of Telangana were present on the occasion among others at Secunderabad.

The redevelopment of Secunderabad Railway Station, to be done at the cost of Rs. 720 crores, is being planned such that it will undergo a massive makeover with world-class amenities and an aesthetically designed iconic station building. The redeveloped station would be having double-level spacious roof plaza with all passenger amenities in one place along with multimodal connectivity for providing seamless transfer of passengers from rail to other modes among others.

During the Programme, the Prime Minister flagged off 13 new Multi-Modal Transport Service (MMTS) services in the suburban section of Hyderabad – Secunderabad twin city region, providing commuters with a fast, convenient and comfortable travel option. He also dedicated to the nation, the doubling and electrification of Secunderabad–Mahabubnagar project. The project stretching for a distance of over 85 km has been completed at the cost of nearly Rs. 1,410 crores. The project will provide seamless connectivity and enhance the average speed of trains.

The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of AIIMS Bibinagar, Hyderabad. He also laid the foundation stone of National Highway projects worth more than Rs. 7,850 crores which will strengthen the road connectivity of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, and will aid in the socio-economic development of the region.

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