Partap Singh Bajwa, MP, and President, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), on Wednesday flagged off the Pathankot-Delhi Express train (Dn 14038) at the Dhariwal railway station where the train has been given a halt from Wednesday with the efforts of Bajwa.
Bajwa was accompanied by Charanjit Kaur Bajwa, MLA, and local party leaders. He said he would take up the issue to construct second platform at Dhariwal with the Railway Minister and would also seek basic amenities at the railway station. He gave a water cooler for the station out of his MPLAD fund. He said that he would also take up the issue of unmanned railway crossing at Dhariwal.
Dhariwal town falls in the Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency and t the Qadian assembly segment presently represented by Charanjit Kaur Bajwa. Bajwa said that he had earlier get approved the Qadian-Beas rail line but the project couldn't be executed because the SAD-BJP government fail to acquire the land.
He said former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal had agreed to set up rail parts manufacturing unit in Punjab and he (Bajwa) had written to Badal to send a proposal. He said that Badal didn't respond to his letter and the project was shifted to Haryana. Others who were present at the function included Divisional Railway Manager (Ferozepur) N.C. Gupta, Barinder Singh Chhotepur, Radha Krishan Puri, Kewal Krishan, Gian Singh, Baldish Toor, Vidhya Bhushan Duggal, Sushil Modgill, Advocate Rakesh Kumar and Baljit Pal Singh.