Govt concerned over Naxalite attack on trains

Minister of State for Railways KH Muniyappa Thursday expressed concern over Naxalite attack on trains and said the ministry has taken up the issue with the Centre.

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2010, 13:07 PM IST

Lucknow: Minister of State for Railways KH Muniyappa Thursday expressed concern over Naxalite attack on trains and said the ministry has taken up the issue with the Centre.

"We are concerned over Naxal attacks on trains and have taken up the issue with the Union Home Ministry. We had two-three rounds discussions over this...and are trying to sort out the issue," Muniyappa told reporters here.

Railway Minister Mamta Banerjee had a detailed discussion on the issue with the Centre and even Home Minister P Chidambaram had discussed the issue with the railway officers, he said.
Muniyappa, who is on a day-long visit to the city, inspected Charbagh railway station, before leaving for Amethi and Rae Bareli where he will visit the rail coach factory at
Lalganj.

The minister said the railway board had sanctioned Rs 16 crore for upgrading the Charbagh railway station in Lucknow.

"We want to develop the railway station as per the international standards and the project has already been launched," he said.
The Railway Board had sanctioned another Rs 25 crore for yard remodelling project, Muniyappa said.

PTI