Ways of 20th century can’t serve India: PM Modi on rail reforms | India News


GANDHINAGAR/NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi inaugurated a number of projects in Gujarat, including the redeveloped Vadnagar railway station via video link on Friday where he used to sell tea during his childhood. The PM said railways is not just for transport of people and freight but these can be the centre for economic activities, hinting at the government’s focus on station redevelopment.
“Today, Vadnagar is also associated with the railway expansion work. Many memories are associated with Vadnagar station. It looks very attractive now,” the PM said on the railway station in his hometown.
On the sweeping changes that have been brought in the railway sector and the need for more, the PM said, “We have worked to develop the railways not only as a service but as an asset.” He said there is a need to develop the railways vertically as much as there is a need to spread its reach horizontally.
Stating that the needs of 21st century India won’t be fulfilled with the ways of the 20th century, he cited the need for reforms in the railways after inaugurating the five-star hotel atop the redeveloped Gandhinagar station. He said this project reflects change in the mindset regarding India’s infrastructure.

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