Jamshedpur, April 15: MP Vidyut Baran Mahto was felicitated by the East Singhbhum Zila Marwari Sammelan (ZMS) for playing a major role in the introduction of a direct train to Jaipur from Tatanagar.
The Shalimar-Jaipur Summer Special train is the culmination of a cherished dream for the ZMS as it had been demanding a direct train for the Jamshedpur citizens since long.
The felicitation was organized at Agrasen Bhawan in Sakchi wherein Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) president Suresh Sonthalia too was honoured.
Mahto informed that if the direct train to Jaipur evoked good response from passengers, it could be run on a regular basis.
Railway Board (Traffic) member and south eastern zone CPTM, S Mazumdar had assured the parliamentarian on this ground.ZMS district president Umesh Sah chaired the function while senior vice president Bajrang Lal Agrawal conducted the proceedings.
They stated that it was a long standing demand of the Marwari community of the Kolhan division for a direct train to Jaipur and the launch of the Shalimar-Jaipur AC Summer Special train was a dream come true. Vidyut Baran Mahto had played a major hand in the introduction of this train.
The contribution of SCCI in this endeavor was also lauded.
SCCI president Suresh Sonthalia observed that with the commencement of the Shalimar-Jaipur train service, the demand for the people of the city for a direct train to Jaipur had been fulfilled.
He stated that the people of Kolhan division would be benefitted a great deal with the introduction of this train.