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Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modiji’s vision is to make Railways affordable and a convenient mode oftransport –Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw

Newdelhi:11/6/24:Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister for Railways, Information and Broadcasting, Electronics & Information Technology assumed office at Rail Bhawan today. Ms. Jaya Varma Sinha, Chairman & CEO, the Railway Board, and senior Railway officials, welcomed him in Rail Bhavan. Housekeeping staff and other officials of the Railway also greeted and congratulated the Minister for the assumption of office. Addressing the media, Shri Vaishnaw underlined his unwavering commitment to realize the long-term vision set by Prime Minister Modi. He stated, “Prime Minister Modi has a special emotional connection with Railways, and he has entrusted me the responsibility to further his transformative vision to ensure that Indian Railways remains an affordable and convenient mode of transport for the general public.”

Shri Vaishnaw, who first became the Railway Minister on July 8, 2021, has started his second term, bringing anticipation and optimism. During his previous tenure, he initiated and executed numerous transformative projects aligning with the visionary agenda set forth by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. These initiatives encompassed the modernization and revitalization of the railway infrastructure, including station transformations, new trains, comprehensive station redevelopment programs, the commissioning of new rail lines, and widespread electrification efforts.

Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw (born in 1970) is a Member of the Rajya Sabha from Odisha. He was a former IAS officer and served the people of Sundergarh, Balasore, and Cuttack as District collector. He earned a Master’s in Technology from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from Wharton.

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