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Balanced Development Of States Necessary For India's Rapid Growth: PM

Modi laid the foundation stone and dedicated to the nation, several railway projects worth more than Rs 8,000 crore in Odisha virtually

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Balanced development of the states is necessary for the rapid development of India, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.

PM Modi emphasised the need to strengthen the unity and integrity of the country and said that the collective capabilities of the country can reach the pinnacle if the country remains totally united. 

He remarked that the Vande Bharat Express is a reflection of such belief where it is becoming the engine of development for the country while forwarding the spirit of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’. 

“The Indian Railway connects and weaves everyone together in a thread and the Vande Bharat Express will also move forward with the same idea and thought," the Prime Minister said. 

He further added that the train will strengthen the spiritual and cultural connection between Puri and Howrah. 

Prime Minister informed that fifteen Vande Bharat trains are already running in various states of the country giving a push to the economy of the country.

The Prime Minister said that in recent times India has maintained the speed of its development despite extremely adverse circumstances. 

Modi credited the participation of every state in this journey and said that the country is moving forward taking every state along. 

Prime Minister said that, unlike earlier times, new India is creating technology indigenously and also taking that to every nook and corner of the country. 

Referring to the indigenous origins of Vande Bharat trains, the Prime Minister mentioned that India has developed technology like 5G and vaccines during the pandemic. 

He underlined that these innovations never remained limited to one state or city but were taken throughout the country in an equal manner. Similarly, he said Vande Bharat is touching all corners of the country.