New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday virtually dedicated 306 km long Rewari-Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC).
He also flagged off the Double Stack Long Haul Container Train on this route. 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 on the occasion.
Prime Minister Modi said that Maha Yagna to modernize the country’s infrastructure has gained a new momentum today. He 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 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. He said Dedicated Freight Corridor is seen as the game-changer project for India in the 21st century. Since the launch of the New Bhaupur – New Khurja section average speed of the freight train has tripled in that particular section.”
The Prime Minister said the Eastern Freight Corridor has also started showing how they are increasing the strength of different parts of the country. He said the western freight corridor will make farming and allied business in Haryana and Rajasthan easier and also impart new energy into cities like Mahendragarh, Jaipur, Ajmer, and Sikar. Faster access to national and international markets have opened for the manufacturing units and entrepreneurs of these states at a much lower cost. Faster and cheaper connectivity to the ports of Gujarat and Maharashtra will boost new investment opportunities in the region.
The Prime Minister noted the sterling contribution of the Railways during the Corona period and praised them for their role in taking the laborers to their homes.