BE2C2 Report — A railway station in India’s western state of Gujarat where Prime Minister Narendra Modi used to sell tea during his childhood, is to get a facelift worth Rs 80 million ($1.25 million).
Ahead of the 2014 general elections, the firebrand BJP leader who invoked Hindutva to lead India, had often mentioned that he used to sell tea during his childhood at the Vadnagar railway station along with his father.
The nondescript town of Vadnagar town is also Modi’s birthplace.
“(A sum of) Rs 8 crore has been sanctioned for the development of Vadnagar railway station in Mehsana district,” the minister of state for railways told media, reported India’s official news agency PTI.
The ancient town of around 27,000 is located at a distance of 112 kms from Ahmedabad – a three-hour ride by bus via Gandhinagar and Visnagar.