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Statue of Unity to get air and rail connectivity soon: Gujarat govt

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

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

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The Friday announced the newly inaugurated near village in will get air as well as railway connectivity soon.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held meetings with top officials of the Airports Authority of India(AAI) and the in this regard during his Delhi visit Friday, said a government release.

After meeting chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra, Rupani announced that an airport will be built at Rajpipla town of to facilitate tourists coming to see the 182-metre tall statue dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Rajpipla town is around 23 kms from
 

The release added that the will extend its support to the state government in building airports at Rajpipla, Dholera and Rajkot.

Rupani also held discussion with chairman Ashwani Lohani about various rail connectivity projects in Gujarat, including laying tracks till Kevadia, the release said.

During the meeting, it was decided that the work to lay the railway tracks till will be expedited, the release added.

The towering statue, the tallest in the world and built near the Sardar Sarovar Dam, was dedicated to the nation on October 31 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

First Published: Fri, November 16 2018. 22:00 IST
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