Punjab Minister writes to Railways Minister, for upgradation of Railway station
Chandigarh: Punjab Cabinet Minister Harjot Singh Bains sought, up-gradation of Sri Anandpur Sahib Railway station for the smooth stoppage of ‘Vande Bharat Express’ train.
Bains, in a letter to the Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, informed that though the Vande Bharat Express train has been given stoppage at Sri Anandpur Sahib, the present station lacks all major facilities such as there is no platform for complete train, there is urgent need of up-gradation of platform besides modernization of the entire station, he added.
Thanking the Union Minster for starting new super speed train ‘Vande Bharat Express’ from New Delhi to Una (Himachal Pradesh) and giving a stop at historical place Sri Anandpur Sahib, Bains said that Sri Anandpur Sahib, one of the Five Takths of Sikhism, where the Sikhs’ tenth master Guru Gobind Singh spent the precious time of his life and founded the Khalsa Panth, and devotees from all corners of India and abroad come Sri Anandpur Sahib for darshan.
Apart from this, devotees also come to Mata Naina Devi temple, located at a short distance from Sri Anandpur Sahib and Nangal Dam is a tourism spot, keeping in mind these important aspects, Sri Anandpur Sahib Railway station should be upgraded as per the requirement, he said.
Punjab Minister has also sought time for personal meeting with the Union Railway Minister so that he can raise all the important issues related to railway.