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Posted on Nov 12, 06:41AM | UNI
A deputation of 'Rail Yatri Kalyan Samiti' will soon call on Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal to press its long standing demand of Kaithal-Delhi direct train service.
Samiti President Sat Pal Gupta said here today that besides Kaithal-Delhi direct train service via Kurukshetra and Narwana Jind sections, they would also submit a memorandum in support of their demands including electrification of Kurukshetra-Kaithal and Narwana rail track, implementing the decision already taken regarding setting up a train halt near HUDA sector in Kaithal town, laying new track for Kaithal Jagadhri rail line and starting of a washing centre for trains in Kaithal.
Mr Gupta said the demand for Kaithal-Delhi train service was pending for the last about 40 years and there was no need to lay any new track.
The existing trains running on Narwana-Kaithal-Kurukshetra route could be extended up to Delhi or a new train could be introduced which could start from Kaithal and reach Delhi via Narwana, Jind, Rohtak and similarly another train from Kaithal could reach Delhi via Kurukshetra, Panipat-Sonepat route.
Such trains could use the existing tracks, hence no extra cost was involved, he added.
The Samiti president said they had submitted memorandums to MP Naveen Jindal and member of Railway Consultative Committee Ishwar Singh in the recent past and had always been assured of fulfilment of their demand but there was no action on the ground.
Kaithal was one of the biggest producers of rice and wheat and it was the only district headquarter in Haryana which was not connected with Delhi via train, he added.