Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his government is focused on development of railways shedding earlier practices wherein the ministry was used as a bargaining tool by the main ruling party to distribute trophies to its allies.
Commenting on the issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the media, "The railway was left to its fate in earlier regimes. The allies of main political party used to demand the railway ministry to join the government. The party which came to power at Centre also used the railway ministry as a bargaining tool to distribute trophies to its allies. This is a bitter truth."
"Leaders from political parties who got the control of the railways were not interested in (development of) railways and I need not say what they were interested in," he added.
As per reports, the Prime Minister has laid the foundation stone for redevelopment of Gandhinagar railway station, which will get a face-lift at a cost of Rs 250 crore and will have a 300-room five star hotel built atop.