The Railway ministry approved two projects for the Malwa region, as per the Pink book issued by the railway ministry during the railway budget presentation in the Parliament on Thursday.
As per the Pink book (railway ministry’s annual sanctioned project list) the Patiala-Rajpura- Mohali (via Nalas) with a total cost of Rs 403 crore has been sanctioned by the ministry. Similarly, Rajpura –Patiala –Bhatinda doubling of railway line with a total cost of Rs 1,320 Crore has also been sanctioned by the railway ministry.
Patiala MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi showed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the MP had discussed the importance of the project for the people of the region twice with the PM and had requested to get the Patiala-Rajpura-Mohali rail link cleared.
“I have been working tirelessly for more than one year for this project and had met various officers, railway minister and cabinet ministers during this period,” Dr Gandhi said.
The MP said getting these two projects for Malwa region of Punjab would not only connect people of 10 districts with Chandigarh, but would also provide people with a cheap, clean, safe and fast mode of transportation.