Rail Budget: Gujarat MPs demand bullet train

Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 21:09

New Delhi: BJP MPs from Gujarat on Friday met
Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi and submitted a memorandum
requesting new railway projects, including that of a bullet
train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

They requested Trivedi to announce the bullet train
project as a special project in the upcoming Railway Budget
2012-13.

Trivedi assured the delegation that he will look into
matter and do the needful. He stated that Gujarat can show the
way to other states on how to work with Railway Ministry on
PPP model.

The MPs also demanded for a new train from Ahmedabad to
Amritsar and one from Surat to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. They
also stressed for a construction of third rail track between
Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

In order to make Gandhinagar more connected with all
major cities of the country, the MPs requested that trains
running between Ahmedabad to the major cities of North India
should pass through the state capital.

MPs who met the Railways Minister included Harin Pathak,
Vijay Rupani, Rajendrasinh Rana, Smriti Irani, C R Patil,
Poonamben Jat, Jayshreeben Patel, Mansukhbhai Vasava, Natujee
Thakor, Kanjibhai Patel and Dilip Pandya.

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 21:09

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