Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw paid a visit to Khajuraho Jhansi National Highway / Expressway. During the visit, the minister reviewed the works done in the Pradhan Mantri Gram Yojana in Bundelkhand region and also took stock of the development projects of Maharaja Chhatrasal Convention Center area. Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Virendra Kumar and other public representatives were also present during the inspection.
During the visit, Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that Indian Railways is committed to provide world class facilities to its passengers at Railway stations.
Operation of Vande Bharat Express from Khajuraho
In his interaction, Minister of Railways announced the operation of Vande Bharat Express from Khajuraho. He informed that that two rake points have been approved at Chhatarpur and Khajuraho. In addition to this, the minister also conveyed that people will be able to get railway tickets from 45,000 post offices. Soon ROB/RUB will be constructed at important places, he added.
The minister also gave updates regarding the operation of Bharat Gaurav trains like Ramayana Express, Electrification of which is to be completed by August this year. By that time, Vande Bharat will also start rolling out. Railways minister said that the vision of Prime Minister i.e. ‘The Government is to serve the people’ is being followed diligently while undertaking development projects in the region.
Redevelopment of Khajuraho Station
Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw mentioned about the redevelopment of Khajuraho station and efforts being put to make it a world class station. The minister, along with the local administration and Railways, encouraged the farmers to set up solar plants on their land so that their income could increase. Pilot project with Bundelkhand is set to start and the land is to be identified soon too. Kisan Morcha, Railway and District Administration will be jointly identifying the location. The minister further stated that ‘One Station One Product’ Scheme will be expanded in order to make local level products available in the market through stations. Under the scheme, a total of 1000 stations will be included, with one of them being the Chhatarpur station. He said that limestone industries near Panna are important and Panna will also be linked with Railways.
General Manager of North Central Railway, Pramod Kumar, General Manager of West Central Railway, Sudhir Kumar Gupta, Divisional Railway Manager, Ashutosh along with District Collector, Superintendent of Police and officers of Railway Administration and District Administration were also present on the occasion.