bithoor: Union Minister Vaishnaw Launches Kanpur Central-bithoor Memu | Kanpur News

Kanpur: Union minister for railways, communications, electronics and information technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw launched a MEMU rail service for Kanpur’s historical and mythological Bithoor virtually from Lucknow’s Gomtinagar railway station.
General manager, North Central Railway, Pramod Kumar was present in the event in Lucknow.
Later, the train was flagged off by MP (Kanpur) Satyadev Pachauri, MP (Akbarpur) Devendra Singh Bhole and MLAs Abhijit Singh Sanga, Raghunandan Bhadauria, Surendra Maithani, Mahesh Chandra Trivedi and Member Legislative Council -run Pathak from Kanpur Central’s platform no: 10.
Now, two 12-coach MEMU trains will operate daily from Friday from Kanpur Central railway station upto Bithoor’s Brahmavart railway station.
Talking to the media, Vaishnaw said that it is the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his work of transforming the railways in the entire country is being completed expeditiously.
“Under this, we are trying to make the railway more accessible and modern,” said the minister.
Vaishnaw added, “We have been given the task to make arrangements for small traders, small farmers, after which a new container has been arranged which will be of two and a half tons. In this way, small traders and farmers can send their goods very comfortably.”
Meanwhile, prior to the launch, signal and telecom department officials did a complete inspection for the train operation.
Kamlesh Kumar, station superintendent of Brahmavart railway station, said that the railway workers are excited by the operation of the MEMU train.
Former vice-president of Cantonment Board Lakhan Lal Omar, DRM Mohit Chandra, Deputy CTM Himanshu Shekhar Upadhyay, assistant commercial manager Santosh Tripathi participated in the programme organized at the Central station.
Assistant commercial manager Santosh Kumar Tripathi said that the fare from Central station to Bithoor has been kept at Rs 30.
“The special thing is that passengers from Kanpur will be able to leave for Bithoor in the morning and return by the evening,” he said.

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