Will start train between Anandpur Sahib and Amritsar soon: MP

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Anandpur Sahib
  • Updated: Oct 03, 2014 00:15 IST

MP Prem Singh Chandumajra on Thursday promised to provide a new train to connect Anandpur Sahib and Amritsar.

Chandumajra, who was speaking at the launch of the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' at a function held on Thursday, said starting a new train between the two cities will make it easier for devotees to commute. A new train between the two holy cities has been a longstanding demand of pilgrims, who currently have to go via Sirhind to reach Amritsar. Additionally he announced that a new platform would be constructed at the Anandpur Sahib railway station and the railway yard at Nangal would be extended.

The MP also announced that a new railway over-bridge would be constructed near the Nangal dam to ease traffic congestion.

Charan Ganga stadium to get a new look

He also announced that Anandpur Sahib's Charan Ganga stadium will be given a facelift before the commencement of the Holla Mohalla celebrations next year. There have been demands from several quarters to renovate the stadium which hosts thousands of Sikhs during the Holla Mohalla celebrations every year.

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