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Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi flagged off the inaugural run of Vande Bharat Express from Dehradun to Delhi

Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi virtually flagged off the inaugural run of the Vande Bharat Express from Dehradun to Delhi. Additionally, he declared Uttarakhand to be a state with 100% electric traction and dedicated newly electrified rail segments to the country. He added that the train would link the nation's capital to the Dev Bhoomi of Uttarakhand.

The government's focus, according to the Prime Minister, is on the ‘Navratna’ or nine gems of development. According to him, there is a new push for infrastructure development in Uttarakhand, and these Navratnas are being consolidated. He remarked that the US$ 1.94 billion (Rs. 16,000 crore) Rishikesh-Karanprayag Rail Project will be completed in 2-3 years. The Project will make a big part of Uttarakhand accessible and will push investment, industry, and employment.

Further, the Prime Minister observed that Uttarakhand is developing into a centre for tourism, adventure tourism, filming locations, and wedding destinations with the help of the Central Government. He claimed that the Vande Bharat Express will be extremely helpful to the state's tourist destinations, which draw tourists from all over the world.

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