Friday, December 2, 2022

Jamshedpur MP meets SER GM, discusses key issues

Demands extension of Purushottam Express till Jaipur, other facilities

Jamshedpur: Jamshedpur MP Bidyut Baran Mahato met South Eastern Railway GM PS Mishra in Garden Reach on Wednesday and discussed various issues pertaining to implementation of pending rail projects in East Singhbhum.

The MP raised the demand for running Purushottam Express till Jaipur. He said the Railways should either approve the demand or should regularize Shalimar-Jaipur Express. He further said that the Utkal Express should be given a halt at Rakha Mines station. He said a new proposal should be submitted for approval from the Board. He expressed hope that the proposal may get the approval soon.

Mahato raised issues which included construction of toilets by Sulabh International outside Tatanagar railway station, halting local trains in Chirugora, increasing frequencies of important trains and providing additional coaches in Bihar-bound trains. The MP said the Railways should set up a halt for trains in Sidirsai between Haldipokhar and Bahalda.

He said he had sent numerous letters to the Railway authorities in this regard. He said a halt was built in Chirugora earlier. He said he was ready to spend funds allocated to him. The GM told him a decision in this regard would be taken soon.
The MP said the train from Badampahar to Tata should be run in the morning. He also demanded a double rail line on the Tatanagar-Badampahar route. The GM said the line should be doubled till Keonjhar instead.

Mahato said everyday thousands of workers come to Tatanagar which is why a morning train service between Tatanagar and Badampahar is needed.

The MP also demanded extension of train service from Tatanagar to Buxar. The GM told him it was practically not possible since Buxar is not a terminating station. He said the train may be run till Mugalsarai via Buxar.

Mahato also raised the demanded for a train service from Tatanagar to Bhagalpur.

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