1. Former Railway Minister urges Suresh Prabhu not to use rakes from Gujarat for Kumbh Mela

Former Railway Minister urges Suresh Prabhu not to use rakes from Gujarat for Kumbh Mela

Former Union Minister of State for Railway Naran Rathwa has urged Railway minister Suresh Prabhu to withdraw Railway's decision to use train rakes from Vadodara division for Simhastha Kumbh which begins next week in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain".

By: | Vadodara | Published: April 17, 2016 3:12 PM

Former Union Minister of State for Railway Naran Rathwa has urged Railway minister Suresh Prabhu to withdraw Railway’s decision to use train rakes from Vadodara division for Simhastha Kumbh which begins next week in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain.

The Railway plans to utilise the DEMU (diesel electric multiple unit) rakes from Vadodara division to run running specials from Ujjain for the mega religious festival.

“I have requested the Railway minister after Vadodara division (Western Railway) announced the cancellation of running of DEMU rakes from April 17 to May 29,” Rathwa said today.

He said the decision was taken without any discussions with local authorities and the move will affect nearly 6 lakh commuters, mostly tribals.

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