MALDA, 12 SEPT: Malda district Trinamul Congress (TMC) will request the Union Railways minister Miss Mamata Banerjee to allow stoppage of some more trains along with introducing some additional services in Malda so that the party earns a good dividend in the ensuing assembly election from the district. Miss Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate the second Mahananda railway-bridge tomorrow in Malda.
The district Trinamul Congress president Mrs Sabitri Mitra said that she had been informed of ‘didi’s tour’ over telephone by the general secretary of TMC Mr Mukul Roy. According to Mrs Mitra the district TMC’s demands will include that the departing station of Ananda Vihar express should be Malda instead of New Farakka. “We shall also request her to allow a stoppage at Khaltipur station for Farakka express as a huge number of labourers, who leave for New Delhi in search of work, will be largely benefited”, said Mrs Mitra. “The party will also try to ensure some more seats in south India bound trains for providing facility to a large number of people from Malda who are compelled to get the medical facilities from Chennai or Vellore due to unreliable medical services in West Bengal during the Left Front regime”, she said. Besides, keeping in view the mounting rush, they party will also demand for increase in coach numbers of Gour Express, as learnt from her.
On the other hand, TMC will also try to encash the popularity of Late ABA Gani Khan Choudhury by naming the district railways hospital after him. The other demands will include the renovation of Railway Park and the reactivation of the nursing training centre. A railway bridge to make the route between Kaliachak and Samsi easier and a rail gate near Chamagram will also be accommodated in the demand.
According to DRM, Malda Mr M K Mathur, Miss Mamata Banerjee will arrive at Malda at about 4.30 pm by a special coach and inaugurate the second Mahananda railway pool. “The Railways minister will be in Malda for about two hours and a half as learnt so far”, said Mr Mathur.