CM at flagging off ceremony of Bhind-Itawa passenger train
Bhopal, February 28, 2016 (Muslim Saleem): Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the Central government is extending maximum cooperation to Madhya Pradesh for development of railways. He said that Rs. 180 crore was sanctioned to lay 80 km long Bhind-Lahar-Kauch railway line. Bhind-Itawa and Bhind-Lahar-Kauch railway line will expedite economy and growth of the area. Mr. Chouhan was addressing flagging off ceremony of Bhind-Itawa passenger train on premises of Bhind railway station today. Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan, Union Steel and Mines Minister Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar and Minister of State for Railways Mr. Manoj Sinha flagged off the passenger train on Bhind-Itawa line. The Chief Minister said that efforts would be made to construct polyhouses and start production of fruits in Bhind district. He said that necessary steps would be initiated for Kanera irrigation project in the district.
As a result, every field in the district will get water. Mr. Chouhan said that initiative has been taken to supply irrigation water through canals. Due to it, farmers of the area surpassing Punjab and Haryana in advance farming and increasing their incomes. He said that youths of Bhind district are guarding borders of the country with braveness. An Army School will be opened at Bhind for next generation.
Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar said that Bhind-Itawa have been connected with railway facility after a long wait. Doors of progress through rail facility are being opened continuously in the area. He said that now the area will be directly connected to Kolkata and Mumbai. Union MoS for Railways Mr. Sinha said that through passenger train, people of the area will be connected with Delhi, Chennai and Hawda to give fillip to their business. Mr. Sinha said that local MP Dr. Bhagirath Prasad has played significant role in introduction of passenger train. He said that Gwalior-Guna railway section will be electrified.
Mr. Sinha said that other states of the country are emulating schemes launched by Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Minister of State for GAD Mr. Lal Singh Arya, local MP Dr. Bhagirath Prasad and MLA Mr. Narendra Singh Kushwaha also spoke on the occasion. General Manager North-Central Railway Allahabad Mr. A.K. Saxena proposed a vote of thanks. At the function, Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan welcomed newborn girls under Swagatam Laxmi Yojana. A booklet highlighting schemes was also released.