My childhood was spent on platforms, all the more reason I want to transform railways: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the inaugural session of the Rail Vikas Shivir organised by the Indian Railways in Surajkund on Friday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 18, 2016 7:35 pm
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“My links with the Railways is strong. My childhood was spent on rail platforms. That is all the more reason I want to transform railways,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as he addressed the inaugural session of the Rail Vikas Shivir via video-conferencing. The event was organised by the Indian Railways in Surajkund on Friday. Stressing on the importance of railways in India, PM Modi said, “Desh me pragati lane ke liye zaruri hai ke hamara railway pragati kare. Desh ko gati chahiye toh bhi rail se milegi aur pragati chahiye toh bhi rail se milegi (For the development of our country it is important that the railways develop. If the country wants momentum, it will get it from railways, if it wants development, it will get it from railways).”

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Highlighting the importance of technology, PM Modi said innovation in the railways sector is of utmost importance. “Each official doing their own work is good but we also have to work together and think about how we want the Railways to be. Saari duniya ki rail badal gayi, kya kaaran hai ki hum ek seema mein bandh gaye hain (The railways of all countries have changed, what is the reason we are confined to a limit).”

“The century has changed and so must the systems in our Railways. I am confident that we have can achieve this,” said PM Modi adding that he has a deep connection with railways. Calling himself ‘rail wala‘, PM Modi said the focus of NDA government’s railway budget has never been politics. “Usually the core focus of rail budgets was- which MP was pleased by being given more stops in his/her seat, additional coaches etc. But we have worked towards a paradigm shift in the Railways.”

The Shivir that started on Friday is a three-day event organised by Indian Railways to involve large-scale planning and brainstorming with all railway employees, a first in the 163-year-long history of the Indian Railway. The aim of the shivir is to “generate numerous innovative ideas across most critical areas of the railway operations for substantial progress” in the sector.

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    IML sood
    Nov 18, 2016 at 7:18 pm
    Pappu's w life upto now is in Moms lap and many more baitors writing absured comments have never seen a hard life being parasite on parents and society,but never hesitate to write nonsense.If such persons have any shame let them make an enquiry about the background of other political leaders before ranting here. No they will never do as they are born crooked.
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      Tinku
      Nov 18, 2016 at 2:11 pm
      Again blackmailing...great going..
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        Tinku
        Nov 18, 2016 at 3:03 pm
        Thank god..he did not cry after remebering his childhood days..he cries and also makes indians cry..emotional country of SRK.
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          Stonecold
          Nov 18, 2016 at 5:28 pm
          Oh no lt;br/gt;I just get scared when I hear some new development is going to start in this country. lt;br/gt;MAKE BELIEVE
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            Alisina
            Nov 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm
            If you don't don't anything about Jesus don't quote it. 1. Bible is proof 2. Quran is proof 3. Thousands of historical book is proof of Jusus Don't compare an bluff person with Jesus!
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              Avinash
              Nov 18, 2016 at 3:17 pm
              NDA sarkar .. rail badal raha hai. pahle train 4 ghante late hoti thi, ab regularly 14 ghante. eg. see 22405, 12368......etc.lt;br/gt;jai ho prabhu ji ki
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                Baiju Sadasivan
                Nov 19, 2016 at 7:20 am
                The transformation Indian Railways is a national obligation towards better life of the people. It is not because Mr.Modi spent his childhood on platforms. He had better stop attaching every national issue with one or other personal sentiments of him because too much of it is disgusting....please..
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                  Barb Dewyre
                  Nov 18, 2016 at 4:56 pm
                  Citizens, here we go. Get ready for another round of price increase and hardships in the name of development.
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                    Bijan Mohanty
                    Nov 18, 2016 at 5:47 pm
                    Compulsive liars should provide adequate evidence to their statements.
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                      Bijan Mohanty
                      Nov 19, 2016 at 2:44 am
                      Continuously drinking kadak Chai, you have lost mental alignment.
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                        Bijan Mohanty
                        Nov 19, 2016 at 10:04 am
                        It is definitely wrong to wear a designer dress and then tell others that you are a chaiwallah preparing kadak chai. People are not blind.
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                          Bijan Mohanty
                          Nov 19, 2016 at 2:42 am
                          It seems, you are many miles away from what the world thinks. You are only reproducing what Modi publicity machinery pours out.
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                            Bijan Mohanty
                            Nov 19, 2016 at 10:07 am
                            My dear friend, because the blind has never seen the light, he cannot visualize darkness. It is people like you and me who know what darkness is and yet pretend that everything is lighted as with our Hon'ble PM.
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                              Bijan Mohanty
                              Nov 19, 2016 at 2:45 am
                              Please stop ranting non-sense like your leader.
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                                dd
                                Nov 18, 2016 at 3:37 pm
                                Dear PM, We are with you...Please plan it and execute it.. People of this country will support you except some CROOKS...Just ignore those CROOKS..
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                                  dd
                                  Nov 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm
                                  Modi Ji app Jio hajoro saal sal ke din ho das hajar...
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                                    Vasu
                                    Nov 18, 2016 at 3:46 pm
                                    Good luck Mr PM, india propers under your rule, root out terrorists which poses serious threat to w world.
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                                      Rahul
                                      Nov 18, 2016 at 8:35 pm
                                      When the PM of a democratic nation advertises for Reliance Jio and Paytm; what is the deal there? People have the right to know. Because his brother is on record to say - in his entire life Modi has not shared even a single cup of tea with another person, if there was no benefit/gain involved from that person.
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                                        Gautam
                                        Nov 18, 2016 at 6:31 pm
                                        AK followers are mimicking their leader. They follow his incompetence and failures and blame Modi
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                                          Satyanarayana Gavarasana
                                          Nov 18, 2016 at 9:17 pm
                                          PM is right!
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                                            Hemant
                                            Nov 18, 2016 at 3:07 pm
                                            Your childhood was spent on the platform is tht the reason you want rest of the india to sleep on the platform ? no proof he ever sold tea on the railway platforms ! even if he does only in congress rule one chaiwala can become the PM of this country, in BJP rule RSS will only allow someone from upper cast to have this privilege !
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