Nagpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday officially started the sixth Vande Bharat Express connectong Maharashtra’s Nagpur to Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur. Meanwhile, PM also waved hands at the passengers travelling on the train after flagging off the train.
Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister reached Nagpur, where he was received by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
The PM will also lay the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Nagpur Railway Station and Ajni Railway Station. The redevelopment project will cost about Rs 590 crore and Rs 360 crore respectively.
Prime Minister will dedicate Government Maintenance Depot, Ajni (Nagpur) and Kohli-Narkher Section of Nagpur- Itarsi Third line project to the Nation. These projects have been developed at a cost of about Rs 110 crore and about Rs 450 crore respectively.
The laying of the foundation stone for the National Institute of One Health (NIO), Nagpur by the Prime Minister is a step towards building capacity and infrastructure in the country under the ‘One Health’ approach.
‘One Health’ approach recognises that the health of human beings is connected to the health of animals and the environment. This approach appreciates that most of the contagious diseases affecting humans are zoonotic (animal to human) in nature.
The institute – to be established at a cost of more than Rs 110 crore – will collaborate and coordinate with all stakeholders and act as a catalyst to improve the research and capacity building in ‘One Health’ approach across the country.
Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the project for pollution abatement of river Nag at Nagpur.