Ranchi, August 1: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today urged the Railway ministry to speed up rail projects and introduce new trains in the state.
In a letter to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Das requested speeding up of work on Namkum-Kandra (Adityapur), Giridih-Parasnath-Madhuban and Tori-Chatra, an official release said here.
He also urged to run the Ranchi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express and Ranchi-Mumbai LTT Superfast Express on a daily basis considering the requirement of the people of the state.
He also requested to run the Tata-Amritsar-Jallianwala Bagh Express five days a week and extending Puri-New Delhi Purushotam Express till Jodhpur while seeking a train from Ranchi to Dehradun via Lucknow, the release said.
The Chief Minister had called on Prabhu in New Delhi on July 16 and reviewed railway projects.