Farooq meets Piyush Goyal
Seeks resumption of DMUs on Jammu-Udhampur railway stretch
Jammu: National Conference (NC) President, DrFarooq Abdullah on Wednesday met the Union Minister for Railways PiyushGoyal and sought resumption of Jammu Tawi- Udhampur Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) on immediate basis.
According to a NC spokesperson, DrFarooq met the Union Minister in the national capital and expressed serious concern over discontinuation of the two DMUs on Jammu-Udhampur section, saying this has put the commuters in lot of hardships.
He said the issue must have invited the attention of the Northern Railways keeping in view of huge dependence on the commuters on this important service and hoped that the issue would be sorted out on priority for the larger interest of travelling public. The Union Minister as per a statement assured that he will look into the issue on priority and have it examined and sorted out on priority.
The spokesperson said the issue had been raised with DrFarooq Abdullah, Member Parliament by Provincial President NC and former MLA NagrotaDevender Singh Rana yesterday.
Rana has also been in touch with Northern Railways in this regard.
Responding to the plea of Rana, the NC President took up the issue with the Union Railway Minister.
The 53 kilometer Jammu-Udhampur railways stretch has almost emerged as life line for the commuters, especially the government employees besides enroute passengers mostly in Nagrota constituency who travel on the route on daily basis.