NEW DELHI, Aug 12 � Faced with protests over the halt of Rangiya-Murkongselek train services for over six months, Railway Minister, Dinesh Trivedi assured that the services would be restarted after consideration of all aspects.
Amidst interruption during a Question Hour discussion in Rajya Sabha on Friday, the Railway Minister said if the services have been stopped for some security reasons, then, the Railway Ministry would talk to the State Government and find out the reasons. He was replying to questions by Biren Baishya.
�If there is some problem because of the Railways, you have my assurance that we will get it restarted after looking into all aspects,� Trivedi assured.
The Railway Minister said that there is just not going to be any compromise, as far as security is concerned. �That�s why we are also talking about the integrated security system, which is going to be placed very soon.�
Trivedi further said that as far as security is concerned, it is a well-coordinated effort between the State and the Railways. �We have a very well coordinated effort. That is why many times we have been able to discover a lot of things concerning security,� he said.
Asking a supplementary question, Baishya said in the last 30 days several train accidents took place in the country, including the two train accidents involving Guwahati-Puri Express and Guwahati-Bangalore Express.
�I am very sorry to say that the Minister forgot the Northeast Frontier Railway. Due to shortage of security, there has been no train service between Rangiya and Murkongselek for the last six months,� he claimed.
It means the rail connectivity between northern part of Brahmaputra Valley and Arunachal Pradesh has been totally cut for the last six months.
Baishya further wanted to know why the Ministry forget to appoint personnel for the Northeast Frontier Railway?