Express news service
NEW DELHI: All stations of religious and tourist importance in the country would have better availability of facilities for passengers, Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Friday
Affirming this after reviewing all rail projects in Varanasi, Vaishnaw said, “Indian railways have started to provide better facilities to passengers at stations associated with religious and tourist importance and Varanasi is the oldest living city in the country. world with religious and spiritual greatness. “
He said millions of pilgrims and tourists from all over the country and abroad also arrive in Varanasi. “Thus, the railway offers visitors the best facilities in the city of Varanasi and the stations of Banaras,” the minister told the media.
The minister also said that the Indian railways had also started working to increase the rail network in the Indo-Gangetic belts, where a large population resides and the areas remain rich in agricultural, industrial and artisanal productions.
Apart from this, the Minister of Railways also inspected the rail shop of Banaras Locomotive Works, where diesel and electric locomotives for railways are manufactured. He also interacted with local public representatives and discussed ongoing rail projects.
The minister informed local government officials that prior to 2014, only Rs 1,100 crore was allocated to railways in Uttar Pradesh, which has now been increased to Rs 12,000 crore per year by the current government.