Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, and Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Singh Thakur, has stated that the train from Una to Saharanpur will now operate up to Haridwar, providing better connectivity for travelers. He mentioned that the approval for this extension has been granted by the Union Railway Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw. Anurag Singh Thakur said that providing better connectivity in the state is his priority. He mentioned that Haridwar is a major religious site and a large number of people from Himachal Pradesh visit Haridwar for pilgrimage.

Anurag Thakur said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given Himachal Pradesh many significant gifts including the fourth Vande Bharat train. He said that the central government is working seriously on the development of basic infrastructure for the expansion of railway services in the state. 

The Union Minister informed that Rs 1,838 crore has been approved for railway expansion in the state for the financial year 2023-24. He said that the construction of the Una-Hamirpur railway line will be carried out

with Rs 500 crore from the Himachal Pradesh government and Rs 430 crore from the central government. Anurag Thakur said that connecting this railway line with famous power centers like Jwalamukhi, Chintpurni, Bajreshwari, and Chamunda Devi will boost religious tourism as well as increase revenue for the state.

Meanwhile, during his tour of the Hamirpur parliamentary constituency, Union Minister Anurag Thakur today discussed children's education and overall development with the teachers of the 'Ek Se Shresth' centers organized in the Nagar Panchayat Bhota. At present, 74 centers are being operated in the Bhota assembly constituency, in which more than 1,500 students are receiving education. Anurag Thakur's initiative 'Ek Se Shresth' is currently operating more than 550 centers in the Hamirpur parliamentary constituency, where more than 11,000 children are receiving education. At these centers, efforts are made to provide students with free study material, as well as protein shakes and food items, for overall development.

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