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Ashwini Vaishnaw Assumes Office as Union Minister for Railways

New Delhi: Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister for Railways, Information and Broadcasting, Electronics & Information Technology, assumed office today at Rail Bhawan.

Addressing the media, Vaishnaw highlighted his unwavering commitment to realizing the long-term vision set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He stated, “Prime Minister Modi has a special emotional connection with Railways, and he has entrusted me with the responsibility to further his transformative vision to ensure that Indian Railways remains an affordable and convenient mode of transport for the general public.”

Vaishnaw, who first became the Railway Minister on July 8, 2021, has now started his second term, bringing anticipation and optimism. During his previous tenure, he initiated and executed numerous transformative projects aligning with the visionary agenda set forth by Prime Minister Modi. These initiatives encompassed the modernization and revitalization of the railway infrastructure, including station transformations, the introduction of new trains, comprehensive station redevelopment programs, the commissioning of new rail lines, and widespread electrification efforts.

Ashwini Vaishnaw, born in 1970, is a Member of Rajya Sabha from Odisha. A former IAS officer, he served the people of Sundergarh, Balasore, and Cuttack as District Collector. He earned a Master’s in Technology from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from Wharton.

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