INR 189 Crore allotted for facelift of Varanasi Railway station

Varanasi (BSB): Being a member of Lok Sabha from the constituency, it seems that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon fulfil his promises with the people of Varanasi.

According to reports, the Varanasi cantonment railways station has been allocated Rs 189 crore for its renovation by the ministry of Railways.

Arunendra Kumar, chairman Railway board, shared the information during his inspection visit to the railway station.

He told that the government has allocated fund for its facelift of the railway station as the prime tourist destination across the world.

Since the PM took over the reign, he has focused on the infrastructure and Railway is a key sector which has to be overhauled.

In July’s first week, the trial run of the ‘semi high-speed train’ was conducted on a 10-coach train. It left New Delhi station at 11.15 am and reached Agra about 99 minutes later.

However, from Nizamuddin station, where it will actually originate during commercial operations, the train took 90 minutes, Deputy Regional Manager (DRM) Delhi Division Anurag Sachan had said.

The time taken currently by the Shatabdi train between Delhi and Agra takes 120 minutes.

A journey by road via the Yamuna expressway takes two hours between Delhi and Agra.

After the Delhi-Agra service, Railways are expected to run similar high speed trains on Delhi-Kanpur and Delhi-Chandigarh sections.