Shortly after cremation of mother Heeraben, Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Modi) returned to work.
Under the prescheduled program, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted schemes worth Rs 7600 crore to West Bengal including Vande Bharat train.
Although the Prime Minister himself was about to come to Kolkata for this, but due to the sudden demise of the mother, the Prime Minister had to go to Ahmedabad.
But despite this, the Prime Minister fulfilled his duties by participating in this program through video conference in this hour of grief.
On this occasion, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee said, “Prime Minister, today is a very sad day for you. I will pray to God to give you the strength to bear this sorrow. I will request you to Keep it short, because you just came from your mother’s funeral.”
Let us tell you that the number of Vande Bharat trains is being increased day by day. On Friday, PM Modi flagged off the country’s seventh Vande Bharat train from Howrah to New Jalpaiguri and dedicated it to the people of West Bengal .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on this occasion that today I have the opportunity to bow down to the holy land of Bengal. The history of independence is embedded in every particle of Bengal. From the land where ‘Vande Mataram’ was chanted, ‘Vande Bharat’ was flagged off. I apologize to the people of West Bengal for not being able to attend this program after coming to West Bengal due to personal reasons. Vande Bharat train is being extended continuously. The date of flagging off the Vande Bharat train, December 30, is significant because on this day in 1943, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose hoisted the tricolor in Andaman.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Central Government is running a nationwide campaign for the rejuvenation of Indian Railways. The railway station is being developed like an airport. More than 25 schemes are going to be started in West Bengal under Namami Gange. Work is on to increase water power. Records are fast becoming highways. Work on 5 new projects will start from today. Cruise tourism is being worked on.
The Prime Minister also inaugurated the Metro train in Kolkata. The Joka-Tartala line of the Kolkata Metro was inaugurated.
The Prime Minister said that the Joka-Taratla Metro services will make life easier for the residents of Kolkata. Apart from this, work on 1000 kilometer new metro route was started from Friday.