Railways fits in Gujarat in model stations plan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat enjoys a special place in his government, if the plans of Ministry of Railways are anything to go by.
Going beyond the promises of the rail budget, the Railways has been asked by the Cabinet Secretariat to extend the list for its mega-station redevelopment project from five to eight by including two stations from Gujarat and one from the Railways minister Sadananda Gowda’s home state Karnataka.
Gandhinagar, Surat and Mangalore would now be developed as “model stations” along with Chandigarh, Bijwasan, Anand Vihar (both in Delhi), Shivaji Nagar (Pune) and Habibganj. Each station development project is likely to cost more than Rs 500 crore. More info