The dream of Hoshiarpur residents to have a direct railway link with national capital New Delhi will soon become a reality. From October 2, a direct rail service would begin between the two cities.
Minister of state for health Santosh Chowdhary said this here on Sunday. The train would run once a week but in due course of time it would run daily.
"After independence, this is the first time that a direct rail link between Hoshiarpur and Delhi has been established. I have been pushing the matter since long and finally the demand has been met," Chowdhary said while listening to the grievances of people at her residence.
She said the train would be flagged off on Gandhi Jayanti.
To provide better health facilities to the people of Hoshiarpur constituency, nine mobile medical units worth Rs 1.75 crore were being provided, she said.
These units would reach out to patients in remotest of rural areas, she added. She claimed that she was trying her best to get a cancer institute sanctioned for the district. On the occasion, she donated one mortuary van to management of Bahadurpur crematorium out of her MPLAD fund.