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CM urges Lalu to expedite state?s railway projects

MADHYA PRADESH Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met the Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav at his Rail Bhawan office today.

india Updated: May 11, 2006 14:48 IST

MADHYA PRADESH Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met the Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav at his Rail Bhawan office today.

Chouhan urged Yadav to expedite various railway projects in the State and also start some new trains. The Chief Minister wanted the Damoh-Bina shuttle to be extended to Bhopal, a third line for Bina-Itarsi stretch and
a new rail line from Indore to Manmad so as to reduce the distance between Bhopal and Mumbai.

The Chief Minister wanted the Gondia-Jabalpur line broad gauge conversion work to be expedited and the work on Lalitpur-Satna line via Khajuraho, Lalitpur-Singrauli line via Chhattapur, Panna and Mahoba-Khajuraho railway line to be given due priority.

The Chief Minister wanted the proposal for the electrification of the Allahabad-Itarsi railway line to be sanctioned as well.

Chouhan also wanted the construction work on the railway under bridge at Vidisha to be expedited along with the construction of more under bridges and over bridges at important places, proposals for which would be sent to the Ministry.

The Railway Minister gave his assurance of giving top priority to all railway projects of the state and gave instructions to the concerned officials.

He also agreed to visit Madhya Pradesh on the invitation of the Chief Minister. Special Commissioner in the Madhya Pradesh Government Anita Das, Secretary to Chief Minister Iqbal Singh Bains and senior officials concerned of the Railway Ministry were also present on the occasion.