Ranchi, July 17: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today called on Union Minister Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Minister of state for Energy and Coal, Piyush Goel in Delhi to discuss issues related to the state.
During the meeting with Goel, Das urged him to direct DVC to end the five-hour power cut in Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Giridih, Ramgarh, Chatra, Bokaro and Koderma districts of the state as resentment has been prevailing among the people of those district affecting the law and order, according to an official release here.
The Chief Minister also urged Goel to ensure quick repair of machines following breakdown and deployment of adequate employees to ensure uninterrupted power supply during nights.
Besides, he also appealed to him to instruct DVC to allow work of Jharkhand State Electricity Board employees where DVC did not have their staff.
Goel assured him to take up the issues with officials concerned. Responding to Das's appeal to set up Railway Zonal Office at Ranchi, the Railway Minister assured him to appoint a Nodal Officer, who will visit the state every fortnight to function as a bridge between the Railway Ministry and the state government.
It has been decided to form a Task Committee involving the officials of the Union government and state government.
The Railway Minister asked Das to issue environment related clearance for construction of railway bridge in the state, the release said.
Das also urged the Railway Minister to run Ranchi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, Ranchi-Mumbai (LTT Super fast Express), Hatia-Yashwantpur, Ranchi-Alipurdwar (Guwahati Express) and Hatia-Pune express daily.
Das was accompanied by Chief Secretary of Jharkhand, Rajbala Verma and other top officers of the state government.