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PM Narendra Modi will virtually inaugurate a newly-built five-star hotel atop the redeveloped Gandhinagar railway station and a host of other big-ticket projects on July 16, said the Gujarat government.

The redevelopment of the existing railway station in Gandhinagar and construction of the five-star hotel on top of the station started in January 2017 after Modi performed their groundbreaking.

Now, the new-look station as well as the hotel are ready and will be inaugurated by the PM at 4 pm on July 16 through video conference, said a Gujarat government release.

The luxury hotel, having 318 rooms and to be operated by a private entity, is spread across 7,400 square meters and has been built at a cost of Rs 790 crore, said the release.

The hotel would host national and international guests who would come to attend seminars and conferences at Mahatma Mandir, a convention center situated just opposite the property, it said.

While Union Home Minister Amit Shah would also attend the inauguration virtually, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, and other dignitaries would remain present at a function in Gandhinagar, the release said.

Later, the PM will virtually inaugurate three new attractions at the Science City in Ahmedabad. These attractions are – an aquatic gallery, a robotic gallery, and a nature park, it said.

As per the government release, the aquatic gallery, built at a cost of Rs 264 crore in the Science City, is India’s largest aquarium having 68 large tanks to display marine life, including sharks. In all, the aquarium has around 11,600 fishes and marine animals of 188 different species, it said.

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