BHOPAL : In a high-level meeting with senior officials of the West-Central Railways on Monday the Member of Parliaments of the region expressed their concern over the issues related to supply of safe drinking water and proper sanitation facilities. All the MPs demanded stoppages of the trains in their respective areas. The meeting was attended by merely five MPs and two representatives. MLA Huzur Rameshwar Sharma demanded to include Bairagarh station in Bhopal Rail Division and to develop the Sukhisewania station keeping in view the needs of the future.

MP Anil Madhav Dave expressed his concern over the quality of food items being provided to passengers on platforms and in the trains including Shatabdi Express and other trains. He emphasised to ensure the availability of Rail Neer Mineral water on the railway stations. He suggested making a new rail line on Bhopal-Berasia-Sironj-Guna track.

MP Alok Sanjar said that extra coaches should be added to the trains in with long waiting lists. He added that extra coaches should be attached to Kamayani Express. He demanded that new trains should be started between Bhopal-Pune, Bhopal-Mumbai and Bhopal-Chhapra routes. He too expressed his concern over the quality of food being provided in Shatabdi Express and demanded the inclusion of Bairagarh station in Bhopal division.

MP Uday Pratap Singh suggested that a MEMU train should be started between Bhopal-Itarsi.

MP Jyoti Dhurve demanded that basic amenities like safe drinking water and others should be ensured on Khirkiya, Timarni and Harda railway stations. General manager, West-Central Railways Ramesh Chandra said that financial bids were being called for making Habibganj station a World Class Station. He said that a 20000 litre capacity RO plant was commissioned on Bhopal Station through which the supply of fresh water has been started.

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