Indian Railways Ekta Nagar Station near the Unity Statue will be a tourist hub

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According to the Ministry of Railways, work to develop a green corridor to protect the world’s tallest statue, the Statue of Unity, from pollution will also start here.

Indian Railways is developing Ekta Nagar Railway Station in Gujarat as a tourism hub. A few days ago, Kevadiya station was renamed Ekta Nagar station. The Ministry of Railways had approved the renaming of the Statue of Unity Kevadiya station. According to the Ministry of Railways, work to develop a green corridor to protect the world’s tallest statue, the Statue of Unity, from pollution will also start here. Earlier, the national carrier had announced the opening of an art gallery, which will allow tourists from India and around the world visiting the Statue of Unity of Gujarat to experience the rich cultural history of the state at the station from Ekta Nagar herself.

Vadodara Division of Western Railway Zone has awarded the first such contract in the history of Indian Railways under a public-private partnership (PPP) initiative for the development of a art gallery with souvenir shop at Ekta Nagar station. Building on the advantages of the public-private partnership model, the Art Gallery at Ekta Nagar Station will showcase different forms of arts and crafts from the state of Gujarat as well as India and will be developed and run by a private party with revenue for Indian Railways of 24.7 lakhs and potential revenue of Rs 2.83 crore, the Ministry of Railways had said.

Not only will this concept enrich the experience of tourists and visitors visiting the Kevadiya, but this socially unique concept will also provide employment for the local tribal people of the Narmada district by giving them the opportunity to promote their tribal art. , according to the ministry. The fully air-conditioned art gallery will feature decorative walls and ceilings with Mud Art of Kutch, Akik Stones Light Lamps, Gujarati Bandhani, Warli Art, and more. It will also organize arts and crafts workshops, cultural awareness conferences. Additionally, there will be CCTV cameras, security personnel, entry/exit RFID scanners in the gallery.

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