Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that three new MEMU (Main Line Electric Multiple Unit) trains are being started for the convenience of the general public. These trains will be equipped with all modern facilities like GPS, digital display, CCTV, bio-toilet etc. Through these trains, general public will be able to travel faster and conveniently. This will be very useful, especially for daily commuters.
He said that rail, road and phone connectivity is constantly increasing in Madhya Pradesh. India has a rail network of more than 67,000 kilometres and more than 13,000 passenger trains and 8,000 goods trains. Madhya Pradesh has more than 700 railway stations and a rail network spread over 4,800 km. Railway facilities are constantly developing in the state. Lalitpur-Singrauli rail line will also prove to be very important in the development of the area.
He was flagging off three new MEMU trains Satna-Itarsi, Satna-Manikpur and Katni-Bina under West Central Railway Jabalpur division from his residence through video conferencing. The main event was held in Satna.
On this occasion, BJP State President VD Sharma, MP Ganesh Singh, Health Minister Dr Prabhuram Chaudhary, MLA Shardendu Tiwari, Lokendra Parashar, Additional Chief Secretary S N Mishra, DRM Sanjay Biswas etc were present.
Chief Minister said that culture of unity in diversity can be seen by sitting in the Indian Railways. Indian Railways binds the country in one thread from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. Due to the geographical location of Madhya Pradesh, almost all the trains going from north to south and east to west pass through here. V D Sharma said that development is taking place at a fast pace under the leadership of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Today three new MEMU trains have been launched, which will prove to be very useful for the general public.