First Rajdhani Exp Between CSMT and Hazrat Nizamuddin Innagurated


Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), formerly Victoria Terminus (VT), is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a historic railway station in Mumbai, which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways.

Union Minister Piyush Goyal claimed on Saturday that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre has invested Rs 75,000 crore for infrastructure development in Mumbai so far.

The Railway Minister was speaking to reporters at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) here after flagging off the first Rajdhani Express of the Central Railway (CR) between CSMT Mumbai and Hazrat Nizamuddin, Delhi. “Rs 1,171 crore were invested in the railways during 2009-2014 (UPA-2 regime) in Maharashtra, while Rs 4,345 crore have been invested in the state under the leadership of prime minister Narendra Modi,” he said.

Today was a great day as the third Rajdhani Express train was introduced between Mumbai and Delhi. The other two Rajdhani Express trains run via Western Railway, from Mumbai Central. This is the first one to run from Mumbai CST on the Central Railway, via Nashik, Jalgaon, Jhansi, Bhopal and Agra. A much needed train for the people of inner Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

Phase 3-A of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP), estimated to cost Rs 54,777 crore, has received the Centre’s nod and the Maharashtra cabinet has also approved it, Goyal said. “MUTP 3-A and other projects going on in Mumbai suburban region are worth close to Rs 75,000 crore,” he said. Goyal claimed that Mumbai has never had such as a massive infrastructure investment. “If one calculates the investments of the last 40-50 years (together), perhaps this much investment of Rs 75,000 crore has not been made,” he said.