MP raises issues with Northern Railways GM

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, November 25

Member of Parliament Santokh Singh Chaudhary raised several issues pertaining to Jalandhar parliamentary constituency, including the execution of second entry to the city railway station project, over and under bridges and halts of various trains at a meeting with the General Manager of Indian Railways here in Chandigarh today.

Chaudhary said Jalandhar Improvement Trust has given no objection certificate for usage of their land for second entry at Jalandhar City Railway Station and Jalandhar Smart City Ltd has confirmed that the requisite funds for this would be provided by them. Therefore, the Railways should begin the execution of the project at the earliest.

Expressing concern over the inconvenience caused to the people due to the delay in the widening of ROB at PAP Chowk, he demanded the widening of the same to streamline the traffic movement on the Rama Mandi-PAP Chowk flyover. For the facility of passengers, Chaudhary asked for the extension of shed at Jalandhar City Platform No. 1 and Jalandhar Cantt. Platform Nos 1 and 2 towards Ludhiana end.

He also raised the demand of ROB/RUBs at Goraya-Dallewal road, Ram Nagar, Phillaur-Nurmahal Road, and Dakoha. MP Chaudhary said the Vande Bharat Express train should also stop at Jalandhar Cantt station for the facility of passengers of the area.

“A large number of devotees from my constituency visit the Vaishno Devi shrine every year. However, since the train does not have a stop at Jalandhar Cantt station, the residents of my constituency and surrounding areas are not able to avail the services of Vande Bharat Express,” he said.

The MP asked for the stoppages of Amritsar-Dehradun Express, Amritsar-Chhatisgarh Express, Dadar Express and Katihar Express at Kartarpur railway station; Hem Kunt Express, Sachkhand Express, Shane Punjab and Paschim Express at Phillaur railway station; and Amritsar-Delhi Express, Amritsar-Dehradun Express, Amritsar-Chhatisgarh Express, Dadar Express, and Katihar Express at Goraya railway station.

He also demanded that at least one express/superfast train connecting to New Delhi be routed through Jalandhar-Nakodar for the convenience of local residents. MP Chaudhary raised the issue of renovation of Gandhi Dham also.

“Today, I raised several demands of the people of Jalandhar parliamentary constituency. I hope that the Central Government would consider them favourably and start the execution of these projects at the earliest,” he said after the meeting.

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