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PM Modi inaugurates redeveloped Gandhinagar station

Folk artists perform as PM Narendra Modi flags off Gandhinagar-Varanasi train at the newly redeveloped Gandhinagar Railway Station on Friday July 16, 2021.

Folk artists perform as PM Narendra Modi flags off Gandhinagar-Varanasi train at the newly redeveloped Gandhinagar Railway Station on Friday July 16, 2021.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday virtually inaugurated the redeveloped railway station in Gujarat’s capital Gandhinagar and a five star hotel above it.

“Modern facilities should be enjoyed not just by the privileged, but also by the ordinary people,” he said. “We have worked to develop the railways not only as a service but as an asset, the result of which can be clearly seen today.”

Another project that Mr. Modi inaugurated via video link was the redeveloped Vadnagar railway station in his hometown in North Gujarat, where his father had a tea stall and he had, in his younger days, helped him sell tea. “Many memories are linked with the Vadnagar station,” he said at the event where he also flagged off new trains, including a Gandhinagar to Varanasi superfast weekly.

In Ahmedabad, the Prime Minister inaugurated a nature park, an aquatic gallery and robotic gallery at the Science City.

The aquatic gallery, spread over 15,000 square meters, will be the largest aquarium in India housing 68 tanks showcasing 188 marine species, including penguins. A key attraction is a 28 metre long unique walkway tunnel. The project has been developed in collaboration with Marine Scape Eo-aquarium, New Zealand.

The robotic gallery takes visitors through the history of robots, showcasing the pioneers of robotics technology. It will provide a platform for visitors to explore the ever-evolving field.

At the entrance to the gallery is a huge replica of the Transformer robot. A unique attraction is the welcoming humanoid robot that communicates with visitors expressing emotions such as joy, surprise and excitement.


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