Ferozepur-Chandigarh Express: 'Credit War' starts among political leaders
The Ferozepur Development Sangharsh Committee, Punjab which started its just one day before the announcement of Rail Budget 2014-15 on withdrawing of Ferozepur-Chandigarh train, which was turn only for 30 days on trial basis as Holiday Express, have welcomed the introduction of this train on regular basis, six days a week.
Speaking to the media persons, Kulbhushan Gautam,
President, FDSC said, it was a long pending demand of the border area
residents, which has been fulfilled in the current rail budget
announced by Union Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda in Parliament on
He said, it has brought cheers to the residents of
Ferozepur and its surrounding areas, students, commuters visiting
Chandigarh regularly for personal and business
affairs, in the
University, High Court, PGI, Education and various other departments.
However, there is a also a disappointment among the
people for not extending the Moga-New Delhi Shatabdi train to
Ferozepur, on the fate of the Ferozepur-Amritsar line for which a 30
km of rail track had to be laid between Ferozepur and Patti.
In all, Punjab has got a lion's share out of 50
new trains in this division, by announcing Indore-Jammu Tawi Express
(weekly), Kamakhya-Katra Express via Darbhanga, Kanpur-Jammu Tawi
(biweekly) besides New-Delhi Bahtinda Express, Janshadharan train
between Saharsa and Amritsar and an AC Express train between Amritsar
and Nagpur (weekly).
A high speed train between Pathankot and
Delhi besides a new line between Hoshiarur, Ambala and Anduara has
also been introduced.