Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday wrote a letter to Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. In the letter, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister asked Suresh Prabhu to ensure a stoppage for the Mumbai Bandra Terminus-Ghazipur City express train at Bateshwar in Agra. According to PTI, Adityanath wrote, “The stoppage of the train (19041-up and 19042-down) at this station will not only facilitate local passengers but also the Jain community, who come here for pilgrimage at the famous temple at Shauripur, which is situated in Bateshwar, about 80 km from Agra.”
It must be noted that Bateshwar is also the native village of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Yogi Adityanath mentioned this fact in the letter along with the information that the local MLA Pakshalika Singh had also earlier requested a stoppage for the train at Bateshwar. The said train is a weekly express, running between Ghazipur city and Mumbai Bandra Terminus and covers a distance of 1922 km. However, despite having 296 intermediate stations along the route, the Mumbai Bandra Terminus-Ghazipur City express train only stops at 25.
Earlier today, Yogi Adityanath had made public his plans of meeting with MLAs and MPs of the state on a daily basis to find out about the problems in their constituencies. To make these meetings more fruitful, he asked the elected representatives to not bring anyone along with them there. Adityanath has made some serious administrative changes in the state, owing to the law and order situation of UP, which has included the transfer of more than 100 government officials, including IAS and IPS officers in order to kick-start a better government delivery system for the public across all spheres.