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Expansion of rail services must for nation's growth: Suresh Prabhu

Union minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said the expansion of rail services would play a key role in country's growth. He also asserted that the Centre and the states need to work together for this purpose.

Prabhu was speaking at a function at Chhattisgarh's Raipur railway station where he inaugurated various passenger facilities for stations falling under the South East Central Railway (SECR) zone.

"Prime Minister wants development of the country. For the purpose, we have decided to develop rail. Development of rail would lead to the development of the country. "With the expansion of rail (services), India can move ahead," Prabhu said.

"Unless the Centre and the states will not work hand-in-hand, it will not be possible," he pointed out. The union minister further underlined the need for the development of Chhattisgarh to make PM's 'Make in India' campaign a success.
"Presently rail projects worth around Rs 24,000 crore are underway in Chhattisgarh and in future many other major projects will be launched in the state which is rich in mineral resources." PTI

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