New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off eight trains that will connect major destinations in various states of the country with the Statue of Unity in Gujarat’s Kevadiya. Notably, these newly launched trains will connect Kevadiya to Varanasi, Dadar, Ahmedabad, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Rewa, Chennai and Pratapnagar.Also Read - 'Itna Jhooth Teleprompter Bhi Nahi Jhel Paya', Rahul Gandhi Mocks PM Modi Over Davos Speech Glitch

“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,” said PM Modi during the inauguration ceremony. Also Read - PM Modi Declares January 16 as National Startup Day, Calls Startups As Backbone of New India

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One of the new trains Jan Shatabdi Express between Ahmedabad and Kevadia has been provided with the latest “Vista-dome tourist coach” which will provide a panoramic view of the skyline.

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The Prime Minister also inaugurated several other railway projects – new station buildings in Kevadiya, Dabhoi and Chandod.