Rail minister sparks hope among city commuters

By , TNN

PUNE: City-based railway commuters’ groups are pinning high hopes on newly appointed railway minister Suresh Prabhu to complete Pune’s long-pending projects.

Commuters expect that Prabhu, who hails from Maharashtra, will expedite rail infrastructure in Pune region and give special attention to their demands.

Commuters want better connectivity to Mumbai and other metro cities like Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. Other demands are an additional rail terminus in the city, new lines to Lonavla, Nashik and Konkan, and doubling of tracks.

“It is after almost 15 years that someone from Maharashtra has got the railway ministry. We are obviously expecting a lot from him,” said Hemant Tapale of the Pune-Mumbai Railway Pravasi Sangh. More info

Ilustration Photo by realismstrokes.blogspot.com – Mumbai CST station in the evening

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