MoSR Kotla calls on Himachal CM

Minister of State for Railways K Surya Jaya Prakash Reddy called on Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday.

They had detailed discussion regarding strengthening of Railway Network in the State and also regarding expediting work on Railways projects being commissioned in the State.

The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister said that Railways should look into the possibility of alternative route to link Baddi area with railway network, as it was very important keeping in view of the upcoming industrial and commercial complexes in Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh areas.

Virbhadra Singh said that Bilaspur-Bhanupalli-Berri Railway Line should be taken up at earliest as the State Government would provide free Government land for this.

He said that work on Nangal-Talwara Railway Line should be expedited as only 44 kms. Railway track has been constructed on this line from Nangal to Amb during last 33 years.

The Chief Minister also requested the Minister of State to provide adequate budget for survey on Ghanoli-Baddi-Kala Amb-Paonta Sahib-Deshradoon broad guage railway line and all other railway lines which were announced in the Railway budget.

Chief Minister said that Kalka-Shimla railway section should be well maintained as it was very important from tourism point of view and its historical significance.

Minister of State apprised the Chief Minister that a team from UNSECO would visit soon for inspection of Kalka-Shimla railway section.