Unable to reach school on time: UP student writes letter to Modi, PM intervenes

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Lucknow, Feb 2: A class VII student from Unnao has written a letter to PM Narendra Modi narrating how he is facing trouble going to his school due to a railway track in between his home and school.

Nayan Sinha, wrote to PM in September last year, about how the absence of a crossing at the railway tracks between his locality and the school meant he and 200 other students had to take a longer route every morning.

UP student writes letter to PM Modi.
According to a Indian Express report, "The letter prompted the Prime Minister to ask the Railway Ministry to intervene. But, there was one problem. Senior divisional commercial manager (Northern Railways) A K Sinha explained that under a new railway policy, a railway crossing or overbridge cannot be constructed till the state government puts in a request with the Railway Ministry, which then sends a team to assess the site and approve the demand.

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Sinha said he has conveyed this to Nayan, and would soon write a reply to the Railways head office in Delhi, which would be forwarded to the Prime Minister."

"I never cross the railway tracks as my parents have asked me not to. But the alternate route is much longer, so I reach school late and get punished on most days. In September last year, without informing anyone, I posted the letter to the Prime Minister.

I wrote about how I have to walk extra to reach school," Nayan was quoted as saying in the daily's report.

Nayan further said that he had forgotten about the letter but few days ago a letter was received by them mentioning the application written to PM Modi.

Nayan's family says that if the bridge is constructed it would help not only the school children but will be a great help for the elderly.

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