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Bhopal-Itarsi line proposal to Railway Board

Written by: Staff

Bhopal, July 7 (UNI) On completion of a survey for a third set of tracks along the Bhopal-Itarsi and Bhopal-Bina routes, the Bhopal-Itarsi line proposal was dispatched to the Railway Board while the other was sent to the Railway Development Corporation Ltd.

The details were provided here today by Central Railway General Manager Maheep Kapoor at a meeting of Bhopal Railway Division MPs.

''As per the Board's directives, the Bhopal, Itarsi, Vidisha, Bina and Guna stations will be transformed. Work amounting to more than Rs 17 crore was approved for platforms, waiting rooms, restrooms and circulating areas'' said Mr Kapoor.

In Bhopal Division, besides Bhopal, Habibganj, Hoshangabad and Guna, Vidisha, Itarsi and Bina were declared model stations. A sum of Rs 2.6 crore was being spent on upgrading passenger facilities at these stations.

Among those present at the gathering was Bhopal MP and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kailash Joshi who suggested that the parcel office be shifted to the goods shed area and the shed be relocated to either Nishatpura or elsewhere.

''Information pertaining to surveys and laying of various lines in the West-Central Railway should be provided,'' he felt.

Hoshangabad MP Sartaj Singh suggested that the Gondwana and Swarn Jayanti trains halt at Habibganj while Mr Singh's Shajapur counterpart Thawarchand Gehlot suggested that a fast passenger train be introduced along the Bina-Guna-Maksi-Indore route, the platform at Shajapur be improved and the Guna-Maksi section be electrified.

Sagar MP Veerendra Kumar raised the issue of making the Sachkhand, Goa and Pushpak Express trains halt at Bina.

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