Ludhiana, February 21, 2015: Congress MP from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu has said he had received letter from the Union Minister for Railways acknowledging the receipt of his request pertaining to railway services to the people of Ludhiana.
“We have requested the Ministry to upgrade Ludhiana Railway Station as World Class Railway Station, upgradation of Dhandari Kalan Railway Station and have requested the stoppages of 10 east bound trains at this railway station to decongest the Ludhiana Railway Station and to benefit the people of Bihar and U.P residing in this part of Ludhiana”, he added in a statement here today.
Further, he said, “We have also requested the Union Minister for Railways to approve the utilisation of Gill Railway Station for the loading and unloading of goods as the transporters are facing a lot of difficulties to operate from Ludhiana Railway Station due to traffic restrictions imposed on the movement of heavy vehicles by the Municipal Corporation. However, the acknowledgement of this letter is yet to be received.”
“Regarding rescheduling of Ludhiana Shatabdi, we have requested the Ministry to start the train in the morning preferably half an hour before the Amritsar Shatabdi. We have also requested them to start the train from New Delhi at around 6 PM so as to reach Ludhiana by 11 PM in the night. It is pertinent to mention here that Amritsar Shatabdi starts from New Delhi at 04:30PM and reaches Ludhiana at 08:30PM”, he added.
MP said, “We have requested the Ministry to run weekly Amritsar-Hazur Sahib Nanded train on daily basis in view of huge demand and lengthy waiting list of Daily Sachkhand Hazur Sahib train.
We have also requested the extension of Ludhiana-Ferozepur train upto Chandigarh. Apart from this we have requested the regular running of four set of EMU's/DMU's between Ludhiana and Chandigarh to benefit the common man who is paying four times more while travelling through buses.”
Saturday, February 21, 2015