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Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Mahajan lays foundation of Ujjain-Fatehabad Guage Conversion works

18 Mar 2018
Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Mahajan lays foundation of Ujjain-Fatehabad Guage Conversion works

The Speaker Lok Sabha Smt. Sumitra Mahajan laid foundation of Ujjain-Fatehpur Chandravatganj guage conversion and railway line multification work of Gambhir Bridge today. Both the works will be completed within a period of 18 months. Smt. Mahajan praised the works being carried out by the railway in the Malwa region and congratulated the local people.

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the union government has constantly increased the budget of Madhya Pradesh’s railway projects after 2014. Under this, works maily new railway lines, upgradation of stations, guage conversion and multification of railway line have been carried out. Shri Chouha also gave approval for construction of railway bridge on Kshipra River at village Haat Pipaliya of Agar district.

Union Minister for Railways Shri Piyush Goyal stated that the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has changed the face of Madhya Pradesh. It is a matter of pride that the state is getting the Krishi Karman Award for the 5th time consecutively. He made several announcements on the occasion, including plying of Mahakaal express for rail connectivity between Ujjain to Vishwanath or Somnath Jyotirling, Bialspur to Bhagat ki Kothi and halt of Bikaner to Bilaspur train at Alot and stopage of Ranthambore Express and Indore –Bhopal intercity at Mahidpur road and Kalapipal respectively. Shri Goyal said that on the demand of stopage of Indore-Pune express at Khachrod will be considered. Moreover, he made announcement to attach 12 coach in place of 8 coach in the train plying between Ambedkar Nagar-Mhow to Ratlam, to set up reservation office at district headquarters of Agar-Malwa and to start Bhind-Gwalior-Indore-Ratlam train shortly. He gave order for renewal of yard within 15 months to ensure trains movement from platform no. 8 of Ujjain. Shre Goyal further stated that rail connectivity will improve due to the guage conversion and will benefit the area.

Union Minister for Social Justice Shri Thawarchand, M.P. Dr. Satyanarayan Jatiya and Lok Sabha Member Prof. Chintamani Malviya also addressed the programme. Minister for Energy Shri Paras Jain, MP Shri Manohar Utwal, Mayor Smt. Meena Jonwal, MLAs Dr. Mohan Yadav, Shri Dilip Singh Shekhawat, Shri Satish Malviya, Shri Anil Phirojia, Shri Mukesh Pandya, Shri Bahadusingh Chouhan, Shri Rajesh Sonkar, UDA Chairman Shri Jagdish Agrawal, Shri Shyam Bansal and Shri Iqbal Singh Gandhi were present in the programme