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Varanasi: PM Modi inaugurates Madan Mohan Malviya Cancer Centre at BHU

The project was initiated by Indian Railways to reduce carbon emission by promoting 100 per cent electrification. To achieve this mission DLW developed a new prototype electric locomotive converted from diesel locomotive.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 19 Feb 2019 6:05 AM GMT

Varanasi: PM Modi inaugurates Madan Mohan Malviya Cancer Centre at BHU
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Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the state, on Tuesday, inaugurated the Madan Mohan Malviya Cancer Centre at Banaras Hindu University and also flagged-off an electric locomotive converted from a diesel engine at the Diesel Locomotives Works (DLW).

PM Modi also addressed a public rally where he not only criticized the brutal Pulwama terror attack but also affirmed to launch a counter attack on Pakistan which has been financing terrorism for so long.

Highlights from the event:

-With the inauguration of both cancer hospitals, Varanasi is set to become an important centre for quality treatment and care in Cancer-related ailments

-The hospital aims to provide affordable cancer care to patients in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttarakhand and even neighbouring countries like Nepal.

-PM Modi is also scheduled to inaugurate Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital in Lehartara that is jointly set up by the Trusts, the Tata Memorial Centre and Banaras Hindu University.

-During the inauguration ceremony, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Chairman of Tata Group Ratan Tata were also present.

-Prime Minister also inaugurates Madan Mohan Malviya Cancer Centre at Banaras Hindu University.

-"Entire country will be forever indebted to families of those soldiers who laid lives for the country": PM Modi.

-"Some persons targeting and mocking at semi-high speed train, it is unfortunate. This is an insult to engineers and technicians involved in Vande Bharat Express project." : PM Modi.

-Many steps have been taken to transform the railway in the last 4 & 1/2 years. Semi-high speed train, Vande Bharat that was made in India is an example of it. It is sad how this train is being targeted and made fun of by some people.

-Our government is progressing the development of the country on two tracks. One track is the infrastructure such as railway, airway, internet.....and the second is the attempt to make the lives of farmers, middle class & labor class easy: PM Modi.

-My government focussed on panchdharma: education, income, medicine, irrigation and addressing public grievances," he said, "irrespective of caste, creed and other factors." : PM Modi

-"Unfortunately, caste discrimination could not be removed till now. The New India will witness this change with help of youth.": PM Modi

-PM Modi said honesty leads to happiness, "We tried to follow this (idea)" and acted against ''benami'' properties and blackmoney : PM Modi

"Chalta hai'' mentality had crept in, my government tried to change it.": PM Modi

-He also inspected the engine from inside.

-PM Modi reached DLW and flagged off the electric locomotive..

-Modi also visited the Sant Ravidas Temple to participate in the birth anniversary celebrations of the mystic poet of the Bhakti Movement.

-He is slated to attend several development programmes besides laying the foundation stone of projects worth several hundred crores.

-The work on the project began on December 22, 2017 and from concept to execution of the conversion of the diesel locomotive to electric was carried out in just 69 days.

The 10000-horsepower heavy-duty engine was made by joining two of the WAGC3 locos for freight operations. The 2612 horsepower WDG3A diesel loco was converted into a 5000 horsepower electric loco to assume the new class called WAGC3 at a cost of Rs 3.79 crore. The Indian Railways ministry has given consent to convert 108 locos in one year.

The project was initiated by Indian Railways to reduce carbon emission by promoting 100 per cent electrification. To achieve this mission DLW developed a new prototype electric locomotive converted from diesel locomotive.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima Siddiqui

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