New train namely Gita-Ganga Express between Hisar and Haridwar via Kurukshetra and Ambala, in Kurukshetra today.
Chandigarh, Nov 30 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, alongwith Union Minister of State for Railways, Mr Rajen Gohain, flagged off new train namely Gita-Ganga Express between Hisar and Haridwar via Kurukshetra and Ambala, in Kurukshetra today.
He also inaugurated construction work of new Rohtak-Meham-Hansi railway line and laid foundation stone of renovation work of Kurukshetra railway station.
The Chief Minister said that passengers would be able to board the Gita-Ganga Express at Kurukshetra at 10:40 a.m. and would return the same day at 8:30 p.m. Besides, a train namely Gita Jayanti Express was started last year between Haridwar and Mathura, the birth place of Lord Krishna. These two trains would connect Mathura and Kurukshetra with Haridwar.
He said that upon its completion, the Rohtak-Meham-Hansi rail line would shorten the distance by about 70 kilometres.
He said that more rail infrastructure had been developed in the last three years than had been developed in 48 years. The Sonepat-Jind rail line has linked central and western Haryana.
Earlier, Union Minister of State for Railways, Mr Rajen Gohain said that Rs nine crore would be spent on renovation of Kurukshetra railway station and all facilities would be made available there.
Haryana Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Krishan Kumar urged the Union Minister of State for stoppage of the Gita-Ganga Express at Shahabad Markanda as well.