On January 17, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off eight trains linking different regions of the country with Kevadiya. This will make it easy to visit The Statue of Unity dedicated to Vallabhbhai Patel. Modi launched the trains through video-conferencing. Various other projects relating to the railways were also inaugurated during the programme. The projects consist of new station buildings of Kevadiya, Dabhoi and Chandod. Modi flagged off eight trains linking Kevadiya in Gujarat to Hazrat Nizamuddin, Rewa, Chennai, Varanasi, Dadar, Ahmedabad and Pratapnagar. PM stated that the connectivity would be advantageous for tourists coming to see the Statue of Unity. It will also help in altering the lives of the tribal community of Kevadiya.
Modi further added that it would bring new prospects for job and self-employment. Apart from this, he further stated that one lakh tourists would visit Kevadiya in Gujarat daily after improvement in connectivity. He talked about one of the trains that was flagged off for Kevadia. The train originates at Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MG Ramachandran Central Railway Station. According to the Railway ministry, the Ahmedabad-Kevadiya Jan Shatabdi Express has been armed with the ‘Vista-dome tourist coach. These coaches provide expanded watching areas with rooftop glasses and seats for passengers.
PM Modi initiated the Dabhoi – Chandod Gauge transformed Broad Gauge railway line, newly electrified Pratapnagar – Kevadiya section, Chandod – Kevadiya new Broad Gauge railway line, and the new station buildings of Chandod, Dabhoi and Kevadiya. Also, he unveiled a new broad-gauge line and the new station buildings of Dabhoi, Chandod and Kevadiya.