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Railways Achieved Tremendous Transformation: Modernization, New Trains, Station Redevelopment and Electrification in the Last 10 years- Shri Vaishnaw

Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister for Railways,Information and Broadcasting, Electronics & Information Technology assumes office

11 JUN 2024 by PIB Delhi , Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister for Railways, Information and Broadcasting, Electronics & Information Technology assumed office at Rail Bhawan today. Ms. Jaya Varma Sinha, Chairman & CEO, Railway Board, along with senior Railway officials, welcomed him in Rail Bhavan. Housekeeping staff and other officials of Railway also greeted and congratulated the Minister for assumption of office.

Addressing the media, Shri Vaishnaw underlined his unwavering commitment to realise the long-term vision set by Prime Minister Modi. He stated, “Prime Minister Modi has a special emotional connection with Railways, and he has entrusted me the responsibility to further his transformative vision to ensure that Indian Railways remains an affordable and a convenient mode of transport for the general public.”

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Shri Vaishnaw, who first became the Railway Minister on July 8, 2021, has started his second term, bringing anticipation and optimism.During his previous tenure, he initiated and executed numerous transformative projects aligning with the visionary agenda set forth by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. These initiatives encompassed the modernisation and revitalisation of the railway infrastructure, including station transformations, the introduction of new trains, comprehensive station redevelopment programs, the commissioning of new rail lines, and widespread electrification efforts.

Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw (born in 1970) is a Member of Rajya Sabha from Odisha. He was former IAS officer and served the people of Sundergarh, Balasore, and Cuttack as District collector. He earned Masters in Technology from IIT Kanpur and MBA from Wharton.

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