Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Railway Minister laid the Foundation Stone for the 36 km long Dharmapuri – Morappur New Railway Line at a function in Dharmapuri (Vallalar Grounds) today (Monday, 4th March 2019), the Hon’ble Railway Minister also participated in a function at Chennai Egmore through Video Conference and announced the Extension of Train No.16191/16192 Tambaram – Tirunelveli Antyodaya to Nagercoil and also flagged off Train No.16101/16102 Chennai Egmore – Kollam Daily Express in the presence of Shri K.P.Anbalagan, Hon’ble Tamil Nadu Minister for Higher Education, Thiru P.Thangamani, Hon’ble Tamil Nadu Minister for Power, Dr Anbumani Ramadoss, M.P. Shri R.K.Kulshrestha, General Manager, Southern Railway and Shri A.K.Singh, General Manager, South Western Railway, Shri U.Subba Rao, Divisional Railway Manager, Salem, Shri R.S.Saxena, Divisional Railway Manager, Bangalore and other invitees participated at Dharmapuri.
At the function held at Chennai Egmore, Shri D.Jayakumar, Hon’ble Tamil Nadu Minister for Fisheries, Personnel &Administrative Reforms, Shri K.N.Ramachandran, MP, Shri A.Navaneethakrishnan, MP, Shri TKS Elangovan MP, and Shri P.K.Mishra, Additional General Manager, Southern Railway, Shri Naveen Gulati, Divisional Railway Manager, and other officials, staff and passengers were participated at Chennai Egmore function.
Highlights of Hon’ble MR Speech:
Hon’ble Railway Minster in his keynote address expressed happiness and thanked both the Tamil Nadu Ministers for the warm welcome extended by the people of Dharmapuri.He said on this auspicious Shivarathri day he will pray for the happiness and prosperity of the people. He said that the brave solider Mr. Abhinandan made all Indians proud, particularly the people of Tamil Nadu and added that India will give a fitting reply to terrorists and terrorism.
Highlighting the aspects of Railways, he said that ICF has made a mark with its modern trains under Make in India campaign, making the country proud. He said that the era of importing will be over soon and the exporting will start.
He said that that new line between Dharmapuri and Morappur will be commenced immediately and completed at the earliest.
And he also announced that the Hosur – Bangalore section Doubling with Electrification has been sanctioned and connected to Salem via Dharmapuri, that the Chennai - Palakkad Super Fast express Train No 22651-22652 will be stopped at Morappur considering the request of people of Dharmapuri.
He said that India is in Safe hands and progressing under the able guidance of the Hon’ble Prime Minister. The Government’s mission to provide home, sanitation, electricity and good health to all. The Kisan Yojana has started and now Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan Yojana will be launched tomorrow for the benefit of workers, he said.
Dr. Anbu Mani Ramadoss while welcoming Hon’ble Minister to Dharmapuri stated that, this is a historic Project which was restored after 78 years and which will benefit Dharmapuri District Economically and Socially. He also thanked the Honble Railway Minister for sanctioning the project and for providing stoppage for train No 16381/82 Kanniyakumari – Mumbai CSMT at Bommidi Railway Station .