Kamal Sharma wants Ferozepur-Jammu train extended to Katra

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bathinda
  • Updated: Jun 16, 2016 14:33 IST
Kamal Sharma (right) with MoS Railways Manoj Sinha in New Delhi. (HT Photo)

Former Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma met minister of state for railways Manoj Kumar Sinha and minister of state for culture and tourism Dr. Mahesh Sharma and urged them to start new projects for the betterment of the Malwa region.

Sharma appealed to MoS Sinha to extend the train route between Ferozepur and Jammu to Katra, so as to provide relief to pilgrims, who go to pay obeisance at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine.

“The halt of the train at the Jammu station is good enough and hence without any change in the timings, the route of this train can be extended upto Katra”, Sharma told the minister.

Sharma, who is also the party’s national executive member, requested the union minister to make the Ferozepur-Haridwar train on permanent basis so that pilgrims travelling to holy city Haridwar would not have to bank upon buses, which becomes troublesome for them.

Sharma also told Sinha to revise the timings of trains running between Ferozepur and Chandigarh as the current schedule is unfavourable to commuters.

In the statement issued here, the former BJP chief said that a project of starting a light and sound show at the Samadhi of Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev in Hussainiwala, Ferozepur, was under consideration. Sharma said that the minister assured him to take up the matter on priority in the meeting of the officials to be held in this regard.

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