Member of Parliament from Jalandhar, Santokh Singh Chaudhary on Wednesday raised number of issues relating to the railways in the area by submitting a memorandum to the general manager (GM) of Northern Railway, AK Puthia.
Puthia along with divisional railway manager (DRM), NC Goyal and other railway officials was in Jalandhar on an official trip.
The MP while submitting a list of demands to the GM demanded that sheds at platform number 1 of Jalandhar Railway Station should be extended and waiting room of the station should be equipped with modern amenities keeping in mind the heavy rush of commuters especially during the festival season.
"Jalandhar district is famous for the sports and hand tools industries. But due to expensive and unbearable transportation most of the industrialists have shut shop. More and more freight connectivity should be available from the region as it would help in reviving the industry in the area" said Chaudhary
Chaudhary also demanded halt of Amritsar-Nanded-Sachkhand Express at Phillaur and stoppage of Chattisgarh-Amritsar express at Goraya station.
The MP also demanded that stoppage of Amritsar-New Delhi Express at Kartarpur citing a long pending demand of the people of the region and also requested the railway authorities to provide atleast one train to New Delhi from Jalandhar via Nakodar.
The MP also showed resentment over the lack of railway over bridges in the city that often lead to traffic chaos and asked GM to construct railway over-bridges at Choggitti railway crossing, Guru Nanak Pura crossing, Defence Colony crossing.
"Same demands would also be raised with the Union railway minister in near future," said Chaudhar