Union Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge urged Minister of State for Railways K H Muniyappa to make the tri-weekly Solapur- Yeshwantpur Superfast Express which was flagged off on Sunday more frequent.
The train was flagged off by Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Sindhe at Solapur at 4 pm and as Solapur and Gulbarga come under the Central Railway Zone there was no formal flag off function at Gulbarga Railway Station.
Kharge told reporters that the newly inaugurated train would see a lot of rush and people of the district are demanding a regular train. He also demanded that Muniyappa, who was present at the function, to complete Bidar-Gulbarga railway line as per schedule as Gulbarga DC has handed over the land needed in the district.
He requested him to complete the work of widening of railway bridge near Mother Theresa School in Gulbarga, railway bridge on Afzalpur Road and on Jewargi Road in the district.
Muniyappa agreed to consider the requests of Kharge to run an express train between Gulbarga and Pune and to establish a railway terminal at Gulbarga.
The minister said that he would place the demand before Railway Board for getting approval. Muniyappa rejected the demand of stopping Mumbai Nagarkoil train at Yalahanka for few minutes
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