Jaipur: Tea will probably be bought in environment-friendly ‘Kulhads’ (earthen cups) rather than plastic cups in any respect railway stations within the nation, Railway minister Piyush Goyal mentioned on Sunday. Talking at an occasion organised on the Digawara railway station in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, the minister mentioned the initiative would be the contribution of the Railways in direction of a plastic-free India.
“Tea is given in ‘Kulhads’ at nearly 400 railway stations in the country today, and in future, it is our planning that tea will be sold only in ‘Kulhads’ at all the railway stations in the country. This will be the contribution of the Railways towards a plastic-free India,” he mentioned.
‘Kulhad’ saves the setting and lakhs of individuals get employment from it, he mentioned.
The minister mentioned earlier than addressing this gathering, he was having tea in a ‘Kulhad’ and the style was actually completely different.
The minister was talking at an occasion to mark the inauguration of the newly electrified Dhigawara-Bandikui part underneath north-western Railways.
The minister mentioned earlier than the Narendra Modi authorities got here to energy in 2014, the railway sector was ignored in Rajasthan as electrification had not been taken up within the final 30 years after the electrification of Delhi-Mumbai route.
He mentioned the funding by Railways and infrastructure growth tasks in Rajasthan have elevated a number of occasions between 2014-2020 as in comparison with that between 2009-2014.
Goyal mentioned 65 underpasses had been constructed from 2009-14 whereas 378 underpasses have been constructed from 2014- September 2020.
He mentioned solely 4 overbridges had been constructed in 5 years until 2014 whereas 30 such bridges have been constructed from 2014 to September 2020.
The minister mentioned electrification of railway traces throughout the nation will save the setting as engines will run on electrical energy produced within the nation, saving gasoline, time and money.
Additionally, the velocity of trains may even be elevated, he mentioned.
“This will also help farmers who will be able to take their crops to any part of the country (through rail freight transport) in less time,” he added.
Goyal mentioned the prime minister may be very involved concerning the setting and subsequently emphasis is being given on electrification.
The minister flagged off the primary prepare on the newly electrified 34 km-long Dhigawara-Bandikui rail part.
He mentioned after your entire line from Rewari to Ajmer has now been electrified with the electrification of this stretch.
Dausa MP Jaskaur Meena, GM-NWR Anand Prakash and different public representatives and railway officers had been current within the perform.
(With PTI Inputs)