Government of Gujarat

Sardar Patel statue to get air and rail connectivity

The State government of Gujarat has said the newly inaugurated Statue of Unity near Kevadia village in Narmada district will get air as well as railway connectivity soon.

According to an official statement from the government, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held meetings with top officials of the Airports Authority of India(AAI) and the Railway Board in this regard during his Delhi visit Friday.

After meeting AAI chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra, Rupani announced that an airport will be built at Rajpipla town of Narmada district to facilitate tourists coming to see the 182-metre tall statue dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Rajpipla town is around 23 kms from Kevadia.

Stating that the AAI will extend its support to the state government in building airports at Rajpipla, Dholera and Rajkot, the release added that Rupani also held discussion with Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani about various rail connectivity projects in Gujarat, including laying tracks till Kevadia.

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