The state’s first redeveloped station will provide an airport-like experience to the passengers with all modern facilities.
The Minister said the Railways needed to move forward with a clear vision, absorb technology with an open mind, work with a cordial atmosphere and break hierarchies.
The Minister witnessed how the technology avoids trains passing Signal at Danger, how their speed is automatically regulated while passing through loop lines and how rear-end collision is automatically avoided.
After a small function at Diva station, they returned to Thane by a special inspection coach, railway officials said. Vaishnaw then tasted a 'vada pav' and tea at a roadside stall outside the Thane railway station, they said.
Earlier, the Minister laid the foundation stone for the proposed track renewal project ahead of starting passenger train service to Balasore's Nilagiri.
Weeks before they were to appear for their exams, children of around 3,000 employees of railway and coal ministries in Delhi received a personalised letter from Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, along with a copy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s book ‘Exam Warriors’, asking them to take lessons from it, sources have revealed.
Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur Hirakhand Express (08445/08446) was flagged off with modern Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches at Bhubaneswar railway station on Friday.
Union Railways Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday (Aug 22), during his visit to Bolangir said that the Railway projects in Odisha will be given priority.
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that the average annual budget allocation in the railways for new lines, gauge conversion and doubling works, during 2014-19, has increased to Rs 26,026 crore per year from Rs 11,527 crore per year during 2009-14, which is 126 per cent more than average annual budget outlay of 2009-14.
Aswini, who is originally from Rajsthan, had assumed Odisha as the place of duty long back after he became an IAS officer of Odisha cadre. After long administrative experience, he entered politics by joining BJP and got elected to the Upper House with the help from BJD in Odisha.
From day one, PM Modi prefers a technocrat to pilot the 'lifeline of the nation'. He inducted Suresh Prabhu in 2014 to put the railways on the 'global track'. Vaishnaw's hands-on expertise in Transportation and Infrastructure has made the cut
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