Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha was in Sachana, Ahmedabad on April 21 and during his visit said that Vadnagar railway station, the place where Prime Minister Narendra Modi used to sell tea at his father’s stall as a boy, would get a complete makeover by the end of this year and that Rs 8 crore has already been allocated for the purpose.
Vadnagar Railway Station, is located in north Gujarat and is in Mehsana-Taranga Hill metre gauge section of the Western Railways. By the end of 2017 it would be converted into broad gauge station.
Adding more to this, Ahmedabad Divisional Railway Manager Dinesh Kumar said that the state’s tourism ministry has committed Rs 100 crore project to develop the Vadnagar-Modhera-Patan tourist circuit as a tourist attraction.
The development offer for this project came after the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd (TCGL) partner, announced to offer a daylong tour package to PM Modi’s birthplace, Vadnagar.
The package which is called “A Rise from Modi’s Village”, is offered to tourists at Rs 600 and under it, tourists can visit Modi’s ancestral house, his primary school and the temple where he used to play drums.
The Modi government in 2016 had already approved Rs 414 crore to convert a 57.4 km section between Mehsana and Taranga Hill (a Jain pilgrimage destination) into broad gauge railway track.