Union Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw has announced a new train service Kashi Tamil Sangamam Express between Kashi and Tamil Nadu.
He interacted with the delegates from Tamil Nadu who were invited to witness the Kashi Tamil Sangamam. He also inspected the Redevelopment plan of Varanasi Junction Railway Station.
Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw interacted with the delegates of the eighth batch. The delegates shared their experiences on the tour and how they were well taken care of.
He lauded the efforts of the Ministry of Railways & IRCTC team who helped in making this event successful.
He said that such people-to-people exchange will bring the traditions, knowledge, and culture closer together while building an understanding of shared heritage and strengthening ties between the people of these two regions.
Shri Vaishnaw announced a new train service Kashi Tamil Sangamam Express between Kashi and Tamil Nadu to commemorate the event. He said the service will commence soon.
The Union Minister of Railways also reviewed the redevelopment plans of Varanasi Junction Railway Station. He suggested planning the redevelopment of the station keeping future traffic increases in mind.
While inspecting the Varanasi Junction Railway Station, the Minister said the redevelopment of this station into a world-class railway station is in line with the PM’s vision of making the railway station look like an Airport terminal.
He added that about Rs 7000 crore would be spent revamping the station to make it one of the best in the world.