New Delhi, September 11: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will flag off the Bullet train project in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Speaking about the project, Goyal said it will not only boost employment but in future India will be able to export it too. Also Read - TMC Complains To Election Commission Over PM's Photo On Vaccine Documents, Calls It Violation of Poll Code
Calling it a matter of celebration, Goyal said India’s transport sector is all set to change and also informed in the press conference that on Wednesday, PM Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will mark the beginning of a transformation at Sabarmati’s Railway Stadium in Ahmedabad. Also Read - From PM Modi to Amit Shah: Top Leaders Who Received Jabs On Day 1 of Stage II COVID Vaccine Drive
For a holistic development of Indian Railways, the new railway minister has got direction from the Prime Minister. “Day after tomorrow Railways will be transformed & revolutionized, ” stated Goyal, the former minister of Power, Coal and Renewable Energy. Talking about the safety of the bullet trains, Goyal told that it has been a zero accident train in Japan and I am sure the track record will remain the same in our country. Also Read - Who is Sister P Niveda, The Nurse Who Administered First Dose of Coronavirus Vaccine to PM Modi?
Abe in Ahmedabad for Bullet Train project:
Indian delegation has already geared up for Abe’s visit to India. On Wednesday, the Japanese PM will land in Ahmedabad and visit Sabarmati Railway Station to lay the foundation stone for the bullet train project. On Thursday, Abe would attend the Bhoomi Pujan along with PM Modi and Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani that would be held for the high-speed rail network worth Rs 98,000 crores.
Stepping up travel experience:
In an effort to provide a good travel experience to the passengers, 53-year-old Goyal today directed the catering staff of Railways to not overcharge for food and also urged them to not seek tips from the passengers with immediate effect. In this regards, a letter from the minister’s office was dispatched to all zonal railway units in the country. Also, catering inspectors have been asked to ensure that Goyal’s orders are being followed. Just like Suresh Prabhu, Goyal’s team would also follow social media to address passengers complaints directly.