Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off eight trains connecting Gujarat's Statue of Unity in Kevadia with different regions of the country through video conferencing on January 17. Narendra Modi said that for the first time it is happening that several trains are flagged off for reaching one particular city. PM Modi further informed that one of the trains flagged off on January 17 will originate at Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MG Ramachandran Central Railway Station. He further said that it is a pleasant coincidence that January 17 is also observed as birth anniversary of MGR. PM Modi said, "Probably for the first time it is happening that several trains are flagged off for one particular city. Today's event in true sense is defining both Indian Railway's vision and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's mission. One of the trains flagged off for Kevadia today originates at Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MG Ramachandran Central Railway Station. It is a pleasant coincidence that today is the birth anniversary of MGR. His life was dedicated to the service of the poor."
Economic Offences Wing arrested dismissed Indian Air Force corporal who cheated victims across India. Arrested accused was involved in the inducing innocent victims in the name of recruitment in Indian Air Force and Indian Railways. During the course of investigation, it emerged that the accused with his associates were inducing innocent students that they will get them selected in Air Force and Railways. They issued forged/fake call letters and joining letters to the students for wining their trust and thus, collected about Rs 2.7 crores.