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PM Modi inaugurates India’s most modern ‘Rani Kamalapati railway station’ in MP

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Bhopal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 15 inaugurated Madhya Pradesh’s Habibganj Railway station which has been redeveloped at a cost of Rs 100 crore and has now been renamed Rani Kamlapati Railway Station in Bhopal during his visit to the state today.

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The station redeveloped with airport like amenities, has been designed as a green building with modern world class facilities which has also taken into account ease of mobility for ‘divyangjans’ (physically challenged). The station is also developed as a hub for integrated multi-modal transport.

He will also dedicate to the nation multiple initiatives of the railways in the state. This include the gauge converted and electrified Ujjain-Fatehabad Chandrawatiganj Broad Gauge section, third line in Bhopal-Barkhera section, gauge converted and electrified Mathela-Nimar Kheri Broad Gauge section and electrified Guna-Gwalior section.

The Madhya Pradesh government had written to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) about renaming the recently redeveloped Habibganj station after Rani Kamlapati, the 18th Century Gond queen of the region. The renaming of the station is also in accordance with the central government’s decision to celebrate November 15 as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’ in remembrance of Birsa Munda.

Modi will also flag off two new MEMU trains between Ujjain-Indore and Indore-Ujjain.

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During the event, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Governor Mangubhai C Patel, Union Ministers Dr Virendra Kumar, Narendra Singh Tomar, and Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Union Ministers of State Prahlad S Patel, Faggan Singh Kulaste and Dr L Murugan will also be present.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also participate in Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas Mahasammelan at Jamburi Maidan, Bhopal, where he will launch multiple initiatives for the welfare of the Janjatiya community at around 1 pm.

As per an official statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the Prime Minister will launch the Ration Aapke Gram scheme in Madhya Pradesh, during the Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas Mahasammelan.

During the Mahasammelan, the Prime Minister will also hand over genetic counselling cards to beneficiaries, marking the launch of the Madhya Pradesh Sickle Cell (Hemoglobinopathy) Mission.

The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of 50 Eklavya Model Residential Schools across the country in states and UT including Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tripura and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.

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He will also hand over appointment letters to newly appointed Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups teachers.

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