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Sidhu seeks another Shatabdi for city

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Amritsar, December 31, 2012
First Published: 20:14 IST(31/12/2012) | Last Updated: 20:15 IST(31/12/2012)

Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu has urged railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal to introduce another Shatabdi Express between Amritsar and New Delhi.

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Sidhu, in a written communiqué to Bansal, said that since Amritsar was a major tourist destination and almost 1 lakh people visit the city everyday, there was an urgent need to start another Amritsar-Delhi Shatabdi train for the convenience of tourists.

Welcoming Bansal's announcement of starting another Shatabdi Express between Chandigarh and Delhi, Sidhu asked him to announce a Shatabdi for Amritsar as well.

The Amritsar-Delhi Shatabdi, which runs twice a day, is only able to cater to 50% of the demand of passengers as many of them fail to get reservation.

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