Coimbatore: Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi
today assured that various demands pertaining to railways from
the region would be examined.
Replying to a specific question on the demand for diverting
13 major trains, which are going through nearby Podanur,
through the city station, he said he had all the details and
would take a decision after examining them.
On providing more basic amenities at the railway station,
he said the Ministry had plans to modernise all the railway
stations in the country.
Giving facelift and providing amenities to Coimbatore is
part of ministry`s plans and the station would not be left
out, Trivedi, on his way to Palakkad to lay foundation for a
Rail Coach manufacturing unit, said.
Trivedi told a delegation of Coimbatore Railway Struggle
Committee that he was aware of the issues and soon a decision
would be taken on them.
The demands included Coimbatore-Rameswaram overnight
train, which was operated as a special winter train last year
covering eight district headquarters of Tamil Nadu, making
Coimbatore-Mayiladuthurai Jan Shatabdi Express and
Mettupalayam Coimbatore passenger a daily train and extension
of Bangalore-Jodhpur Express to Coimbatore and extension of
Coimbatore-Jaipur Express to Ajmer, the committee coordinator,
G K Nagaraj, who met the minister, said.