President Ram Nath Kovind to lay foundation stone of railway station in Kevadiya near Statue of Unity tomorrow

President Ram Nath Kovind will lay the foundation stone of a railway station in Kevadiya in Gujarat's Narmada district on 15 December, a statement from the Railway ministry said Friday.

Press Trust of India December 14, 2018 22:15:13 IST
President Ram Nath Kovind to lay foundation stone of railway station in Kevadiya near Statue of Unity tomorrow

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind will lay the foundation stone of a rail station in Kevadiya in Gujarat's Narmada district on 15 December, a statement from the Railway ministry said Friday.

President Ram Nath Kovind to lay foundation stone of railway station in Kevadiya near Statue of Unity tomorrow

File photo of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue, also known as Statue of Unity

The President will also visit the Statue of Unity and pay his tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his death anniversary.

This will be the first railway station for Kevadiya, a small town with a population of 6,788 and just 3.5 kilometres from the Statue of Unity.

The world's tallest statue dedicated to India's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October this year. To visit the site, one has to reach Kevadiya first.

Currently, there is no direct air or train connectivity to Kevadiya. The nearest stations to Kevadiya are Vadodara (71.94 kilometres), Bharuch (75.36 kilometres) and Ankleshwar (77.95 kilometres). A smaller station, Miyagam Karjan, is 63.02 kilometres from the town.

For air travel, one has to take a flight to Surat. Kevadiya is 83 kilometres from Surat. From the Ahmedabad airport, the Statue of Unity is almost 200 km away.

Updated Date:

also read

Nagaland Statehood Day 2021: President Kovind, PM Modi extend greetings to the people of the state
India

Nagaland Statehood Day 2021: President Kovind, PM Modi extend greetings to the people of the state

Chief minister Neiphiu Rio addressed the Statehood Day celebration at the Nagaland Civil Secretariat Plaza and launched the NIPUN Bharat Mission

Mahaparinirvan Diwas 2021: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi pay tribute to Ambedkar on his 65th death anniversary
India

Mahaparinirvan Diwas 2021: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi pay tribute to Ambedkar on his 65th death anniversary

Several leaders from across the political spectrum paid tribute to one of the most influential political leaders and social reformers on Mahaparinirvan Diwas

Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Day 2021: Here's all you need to know about the ninth Sikh Guru
India

Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Day 2021: Here's all you need to know about the ninth Sikh Guru

Among several things, the Sikh Guru is remembered for his selfless service to the people and for setting up the community kitchens (langar) for the local people