Union Railway and Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnav were on a tour of Saharanpur on Tuesday. Here he interacted with journalists regarding rail and telecom facilities in Saharanpur. Informed about the initiatives taken by the Railways.
New Delhi: Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said in a conversation with reporters in Saharanpur that 200 stations in the country will be made world-class, which includes Saharanpur station. He said that an architect has been appointed to make Saharanpur station world-class. Suggestions will be taken from the people and public representatives of the city.
The delhi-Saharanpur railway track will be improved
The Union Minister said that work will be done to improve the Delhi to Saharanpur track. There is a plan to run Vande Bharat till Saharanpur. He told that the Deoband railway station will be improved at a cost of 23 crores. He said that work is going on at a brisk pace on the Deoband-Roorkee line as well. Flyovers or underpasses are being built at 14 crossings in this line.
During this, the Railway Minister also informed that the work of the DPR survey for Meerut-Hastinapur-Bijnor has been approved. Work on this will go ahead in the next six months. This is a 70 km project. He told that before 2014, Rs 1109 crore was given to UP for railways, whereas since 2014 Rs 14761 crore has been sanctioned. Ashwini Vaishnav told that new trains will be given from Saharanpur to Ayodhya, Gomti Nagar, Charbagh, Ghaziabad, Prayagraj, Kanpur Central, Saharanpur and Sangam of UP.
Local products at 750 stations
Talking to reporters, the Railway Minister said that armour has been designed for trains in winter, using this technique to fight fog. He said that a big market is being provided the local produce. Local products are being sold at 750 stations. Ashwini Vaishnav, who is also handling the Telecom Ministry, said that there were no telephone signals in 340 villages of Saharanpur, where telephone towers have been approved.