Lucknow, April 20: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday, April 20 wrote a letter to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, seeking a modern rail bus service in Mathura-Vrindavan on a priority basis.
Rail bus is a single bogie train like a bus that runs on little used tracks, making short trips between fixed destinations.
Yadav said the Mathura-Vrindavan rail bus service will solve traffic problems there and upgrade tourism potential of the temple town to international standards, an official spokesperson said.
The chief minister suggested that Mathura railway station and nearby vacant land of the Railways be developed in keeping with the religious significance of the town, the spokesperson said.
Prabhu has been apprised of the fact that rail bus service was important in view of the heritage status of the two sides, he said, adding that locals and tourists have been raising the demand for a long time.