Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu takes short halt at Jabalpur station

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 21 Apr 2017 11:48:51


Staff Reporter,

Union Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu, during his short visit to the city, stayed for a short while at Jabalpur station, on Thursday before leaving for Bandhavgarh National Park, Umaria. He was accorded a rousing welcome by the West Central Railway (WCR) General Manager, Girish Pillai and other senior officials present on the occasion.


While interacting with mediapersons, Union Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu said “We have started various mega projects in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, giving impetus to the overall development of the region. He said, to speed up the implementation of pending projects in Madhya Pradesh, the Union Railway Ministry along with Madhya Pradesh Government will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that would look after the projects in joint association. In this, a major project of the Jabalpur-Indore new line along with other projects would be taken up in this new venture of Railways and State Government.


He further informed that he would participate in the Railway Week to be organised in Raipur, Chhattisgarh on April 22, 2017 where he would present the Railway awards for outstanding performance. Replying to a query about the initiatives taken for the development of tourism, connecting it with Railways, Union Minister, Suresh Prabhu said that Railways has started Tiger Express dedicated to promotion of Wildlife Tourism and development of Tiger route on the tourism destinations in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, supporting the development of tourism sector through Tiger Express, the destination having wildlife, especially, natural bio-diversity on different destination.

The Railway is making all efforts to bring international tourist inflow in the areas covered by the Tiger Express train connecting different destinations. After a short stay, he left for Umaria by a special train, where he would stay for night halt and return on April 22 to leave for Raipur, Chhattisgarh.