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Western Railway (WR) flagged off a Motorcycle rally and a ‘Run for Unity’ drive

Azadi Ki Rail Gadi Aur Stations

July 22, 2022

Naresh Lalwani, Senior Deputy General Manager of WR, and P.C. Sinha, Principal Chief Security Commissioner of WR flagging off the Motorcycle rally and Run for Unity from WR HQs

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, Western Railway (WR) flagged off a Motorcycle rally and a ‘Run for Unity’ drive from Western Railway Headquarters today, 19th July 2022. This rally consisted of Railway Policy Force (RPF) personnel from across all six Divisions of WR viz. Mumbai Central, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Ratlam, Bhavnagar, and Rajkot.

Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Rly, Sumit Thakur, Senior Deputy General Manager of WR, Naresh Lalwani, and Principal Chief Security Commissioner of WR, P.C. Sinha flagged off the RPF Motorcycle rally. The rally has been flagged from WR HQs to the historical place of Sabarmati Ashram, from where Mahatma Gandhi started the famous Dandi march from Sabarmati Ashram.

A total of 50 RPF personnel of WR riding on 25 motorcycles are participating in this rally. This rally will reach Sabarmati Ashram via Sanjan, Valsad, Bilimora, Navsari, Surat, Ankleshwar, and Vadodara. On 1st July 2022, the Motorcycle rally was flagged off from all the divisional headquarters of WR which covered 75 important railway stations under WR’s jurisdiction in Mumbai, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh, and thereafter reached WR Headquarters.

CPRO, Western Rly, Thakur informed that more than 6500 RPF personnel of WR participated in the ‘Run for Unity' in all divisions and covered a distance of more than 18,600 km. The CPRO further informed that the Motorcycle rally will depart from Sabarmati Ashram on 1st August 2022 and will reach National Police Memorial in New Delhi on 14th August covering major important city en route and will participate in the closing ceremony.

Iconic Week of  ‘Azadi ki Rail Gadi aur Stations’

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, Indian Railways is observing the Iconic Week of “Azadi ki Rail Gadi aur Stations” at 75 stations and 27 trains from 18th to 23rd July 2022. These specific trains and stations mark important places and events which are associated with the glorious history of India’s struggle for freedom. In accordance with this, Western Railway is partaking in the festivities of the week with great enthusiasm. Porbandar, Sabarmati, Navsari, Adas Road and Bardoli stations of Western Railway have been chosen which hold national importance in the various stages of the freedom struggle of India. Similarly, 9 trains of Western Railway viz. Lokshakti Express, Ashram Express, Sabarmati Express, Ahimsa Express, Navjeevan Express, Shanti Express, Gujarat Mail, Ahmedabad - New Delhi Swarn Jayanti Rajdhani Express, and Bandra Terminus –Surat Intercity Express will be flagged off by freedom fighters and family members from various stations throughout the week.

Source: Western Railway/DL/PM