• search

Lalu Prasad inaugurates broad gauge line in Uttar Dinajpur

By Staff
Subscribe to Oneindia News

Raigunj, Feb 26 (UNI) Railway Minister Lalu Prasad inaugurated a newly constructed broad gauge track from Barsoi Junction to Radhikapur in Uttar Dinajpur district of West Bengal today.

Mr Prasad inaugurated the 53.46 km track converted at a cost of Rs 104 crore by flagging off a special passenger train to Radhikapur. Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi said Radhikapur was the most important point for exim trade with Bangladesh, hence availability of the new track would give a new fillip to the under-developed area and benefit local people.

Mr Prasad during his speech assured the local public that their demand for a couple of new trains to Howrah and New Delhi would be considered.

The state Civil Defence Minister Srikumar Mukherjee also attended the function held at Raigunj station this morning.

UNI SP MA KN1934

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more