New Delhi: Chairman, Railway Board Arunendra Kumar inaugurated the Indian Railways pavilion at the India International Trade Fair – 2013 in New Delhi today. The Railway pavilion has pristine appeal and a futuristic outlook. It traces the connection of the Railways with the people of the entire country. Rail in India has touched millions of Indians from all parts of the country. The Railway Pavilion showcases its important units through static and working models for the visitors to get a realistic feel of the vast organisation and its vast-operation.
From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Indian Railways has contributed to the development of all the regions it touches. The pivot of Indian economy, Railways lays equal emphasis on the movement of essential goods and on the comfort and well being of its passengers from the time of booking of tickets to the moments of travel. A pillar of Indian economy, Indian Railways has recently gained membership of the Select One Billion Tonne Freight loading Club joining other Railways like the U.S., Chinese and Russian Railways. Dedicated Freight Corridors for freight trains and High Speed Corridors for passenger trains shall take care of the growing economic needs of India.
Indian Railways now connect India as never before. With the opening of the Pir Panjal Railway tunnel, Indian Railways has paved the way to an all-weather all year round connectivity in to the Kashmir Valley. This tunnel is the longest in India and the third longest in Asia. Granting of various concessions to the needy, to introduction of modern technology in passenger and freight business, and keeping in mind the needs of modern India, Indian Railways takes care of all.
Also present on the occasion among others were Shri H. K. Jaggi, Secretary, Railway Board, Shri Arvind Khare, Additional Member Production Units, Railway Board, Delhi , Sh. A K Sachan, DRM, (Delhi) Northern Railways ,Ms. Seema Sharma, Director, Information & Publicity, Railway Board, and coordinating official of the Railway Pavilion at IITF.