The minister sounded confident that Mumbai railways could achieve a quick turnaround. He also said that if he didn't manage to improve things in 15 days, he would consider himself unfit for his post.
A Mid-Day report said that the minister was took very seriously the lack of punctuality and other issues at the suburban train department. Disruptions in the local train service have increased in the past few months, said the Mid-Day report.
The minister, reportedly, has given 15 days to resolve the issues. As sub-urban trains are used by lakhs of people, an immediate solution to the problem is necessary, said the minister.
The suburban section of Mumbai railways carries over 70 lakh passengers daily.
"The minister told the officials that if the railways' punctuality and other issues do not improve within 15 days, then he will not consider himself fit for the chair," said Kirit Somaiya, BJP MP, as quoted by Mid-Day.Prabhu, who took charge as Union Railway Minister recently, is leaving no stone unturned to revive the ailing railway sector.
Reportedly, he is set to meet all MPs over dinner during the winter session of the Parliament session to discuss the progress of railway projects under implementation in their constituencies. A TOI report said that the meeting is also the minister's attempt to reach out to MPs before preparation of the rail budget.