India to become world's biggest coach manufacturing hub: Goyal
On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Northern Railway organised a slew of activities connected with cleanliness on Wednesday.
New Delhi: On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Northern Railway organised a slew of activities connected with cleanliness on Wednesday.
Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways, Commerce and Industry released the station cleanliness survey report in a function organised in New Delhi Railway Station. VK Yadav, Chairman of railway board, members of railway board, TP Singh, general manager, Northern Railway along with senior railway officials were present on the occasion.
Goyal, while releasing the station cleanliness report also said that the passengers travelling in the national transporter no longer have to "suffer" as the quality of services has improved in the last five years, and India in the coming years will become the world's biggest coach manufacturing hub.
The MoR along with other members went around the exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi and displays of tools and equipments used for cleaning purposes. They learnt the features of the bio-toilet and inspected new generation coaches being used by the railways. Under the initiative of waste and scrap management a sculpture of Bapu made from scrap material was showcased, which was highly appreciated by all.
Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Commerce and Industry inaugurated an exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi at National Rail Museum through video conferencing. Speaking on the occasion, Goyal, said, "Today we are committed to develop India as a clean India, healthy India and prosperous India. The railway is doing its bit to provide a clean and hygienic environment to the travelling people. Many governments came after Independence, but there was a delay in carrying out Bapu's (Mahatma Gandhi's) vision until Prime Minister Narendra Modi took over the responsibility of the country. Cleanliness has an important place in our life and the way in which people adopted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a clean Bharat, is the biggest tribute to Bapu on his 150th anniversary." The Railway Minister, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP, said: "When we think of Bapu, we can recall that he was the biggest critic of railways. We are open for criticism. From criticism we get the chance to learn," he said. He said that the Indian Railways as per the instructions of the Prime Minister has formed 150 nurseries in the vacant railway lands adjacent to the tracks.