Railways to name train after Delhi gang-rape victim

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 00:20

New Delhi: Railways is likely to name one of the new trains announced on Wednesday by Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal after the Delhi gang-rape victim.

According to sources, the railway ministry could make a formal announcement soon that the Chhapra-Anand Vihar Express (weekly) will be named either `Nirbhaya` or `Beti` after the girl.

The train will pass through Ballia, which is the hometown of the girl, they said.

The 23-year-old paramedical student was raped and brutally assaulted by six persons in a moving bus here on December 16 last year. She was admitted to a Singapore hospital where she succumbed on December 29.

Bansal, while replying to railway debate in Parliament today, announced introduction of 19 more trains, including the Chhapra-Anand Vihar Express.

Sources said railways had received representations from the local leaders in Ballia for a train connecting the national capital to their town and naming it after the girl.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 00:20

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