Train to Vajpayee’s village 16 years after he laid foundation

Agra (PTI): A train connecting Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ancestral village Bateshwar with Etawah was today flagged off, 16 years after the former prime minister had laid the foundation stone for this project.


The train was flagged off by Union Minister of State for railways Manoj Sinha and union MoS for human resources Ram Shankar Katheria this afternoon.

Sinha said that the government has made big investments for accelerated growth of the railway network and that the rail and goods traffic has increased substantially.
“In five years, the outlay will cross Rs 8 lakh crores,” he said.

The Union minister said that all the important stations in the country will be provided with broad band and made wifi enabled connection.

Local BJP leaders said that the new train will open new avenues for development in the backward region bordering Chambal.

1 Comment

  1. Dear readers,

    The Former PM Vajpayee dream realised after 16 years.If it is common man request 160 years?

    The Ministry of Railway should start focusing on modernising of railways rather than fancy ‘Bullet train’. If British haven’t introduced railways India still may be pulled ‘Bullock carts to these days.

    There are no regards for the safety standard applicable to railways wagon. There are many commission are set up but no implementation of the proposal. The seating design worst than Maharajas once used during kingdoms. Toilets,washbasin,charging ports,luggage bins looks like stone age. While it is raining there is no difference between outside and inside the carriage.It comes to vendors it seems like daily market in moving train. For entertainment singers, eunuchs and some hungry beggars seems like taken bath when it was last raining.

    Does India need more lines and bullet trains?

    Jai Hind

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