During the flagging off ceremony of 8 trains connecting Gujarat's Statue of Unity in Kevadiya with different regions of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that this connectivity will help in changing the lives of the tribal community of Kevadiya.
PM Modi further said that the rail connectivity will bring new opportunities for job and self-employment.
PM Modi said, "This connectivity will be beneficial for tourists coming to see the Statue of Unity but it will also help in changing the lives of the tribal community of Kevadiya.
It will bring new opportunities for job and self-employment.
This rail line will also connect religious places situated on the banks of Yamuna River.
Kevadiya is no longer a small block instead it is emerging as one of the tourist destination."
Amid a controversy over a cricket stadium in Gujarat being renamed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government on Wednesday said the name change involves only the Motera stadium and the entire sports complex continues to be named after Sardar Patel. Asked about the allegations, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, however, told reporters that only the Motera stadium has been renamed and the complex continues to be named after Vallabhbhai Patel. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was present alongside Javadekar at the media briefing after a cabinet meeting, also took a swipe at the Congress leaders, asking whether party chief Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi have so far praised the world's tallest statue of Sardar Patel erected at Kevadiya in Gujarat. Watch the full video for more details.
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Indian Railways boosted connectivity in Gujarat's Kevadiya. With the new connectivity, Kevadiya is ready to witness tourism push. Lately, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off eight trains connecting different parts of country to Kevadiya. One of the trains, with a Vistadome coach has been designed to not just provide comfort but rich view of surroundings. Seamless connectivity will allow tourists to visit Statue of Unity.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal got his first dose of Covid vaccine at the LNJP hospital. The Chief Minister’s parents were also vaccinated. Kejriwal has been receiving treatment for diabetes for the last 10 years and is thus eligible for inoculation in the ongoing phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive. President of India Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several chief ministers have already received their first doses of the vaccine. Watch the full video for all the details.
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After emerging victorious in Gujarat municipal corporation and zila panchayat elections, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar held a press conference on March 03. Stating number comparison between results of 2015 and 2021 elections, Javadekar said that Congress has been completely wiped off. "Last week in Gujarat MCD elections over 6 seats, and BJP emerged victorious on all seats. But the results that came out yesterday for over 31 district panchayat, which basically includes voters who belong to villages and are farmers. Last time in 2015, Congress won 22 district panchayat seats and BJP was at 9. But this time, BJP has won all 31 seats and Congress has been wiped out completely. BJP has won 80% seats out of 979," said Prakash Javadekar.
Toxic foam was seen on the surface of river Yamuna in Delhi on February 23. It poses threat to the health of the people living at its vicinity. The reason behind the foam is the toxic wastes released into the drain and can be seen floating on the surface of the river.
The first high dam on the Yamuna is scheduled to come up at Lakhwar in Dehradun and Tehri in Uttarakhand after the Union environment ministry’s expert appraisal committee recommended the 300MW Lakhwar Multipurpose Project for environmental clearance in its December 2 meeting last year. Residents of Lohari village along the Yamuna are both happy and anxious about the project. The Lakhwar Project is contentious as it will impact a large forest area. Dams on Himalayan rivers can also amplify glacier burst, flash floods etc. Watch this ground report filed by Hindustan Times’ Jayashree Nandi from Lohari village in Uttarakhand.
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