- Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav reached Bijnor, inspected railway station, assured on demands
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav is on a visit to Bijnor railway station of Moradabad division of Northern Railway. Boarding the train from Delhi Safdarjung station, the Railway Minister conducted a window inspection of the Delhi Safdarjung-Ghaziabad-Bijnor rail line. The DRM informed the minister about the ongoing development projects in Moradabad division. They were also informed about the various stations and passenger amenities. On the way, stopping at Gajraula railway station, the Railway Minister spoke to the public representatives and assured to seriously consider their demands.
Arriving at Bijnor station, he inspected the platform and circulating area and took stock of the passenger facilities there. The minister advised for better cleanliness in and around the station. He also directed to open more catering stalls on the platforms for the convenience of the traveling railway passengers. Here he also spoke to the media.
The Railway Minister said that the Railways is trying to complete the ongoing development projects and passenger amenities works on time. He also carefully listened to the expectations and demands of the people for improving rail connectivity especially for Delhi and Lucknow. Assured to complete the survey work of Meerut-Hastinapur-Bijnor new line soon. The public representatives also requested to replace the 59-B manned level crossing gate with ROB/RUB. Informed about the inconvenience due to traffic jam due to the closure of the gate within the city limits. The Railway Minister assured that the Ministry of Railways will definitely ensure that the railway passengers get better facilities.
During the inspection, the Railway Minister expressed satisfaction over the increase in facilities and progress of works. He advised the railway officials that initiatives should be taken to complete all the projects within the stipulated time. Emphasizing that utmost importance should be given to safe and timely operation of train.
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