GUWAHATI, Sept 6 - Eleven Members of Parliament (MPs) from six north-eastern states today held a meeting with a team of senior railway officials led by Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR)�s general manager Sanjive Roy here as part of the effort by Indian Railways to reach out to people through their elected representatives.
The senior officials from NFR who took part in the meeting included the divisional railway manager of Lumding Division RB Rai and other heads of departments. The MPs were from the constituencies served by the Lumding Division in the six States.
The meeting was organised to showcase and apprise the MPs of the developmental activities undertaken by Indian Railways and to solicit their opinion and suggestions on the future course of action to make the railways more user-friendly.
It was attended by MP (Rajya Sabha) from Mizoram Ronald Sapa Tlau, MP (Rajya Sabha) from Nagaland KG Kenye, MP (Rajya Sabha) from Meghalaya Wansuk Syiem, MPs (Rajya Sabha) from Assam Ripun Bora and Birendra Prasad Baishya, MP (Lok Sabha) from Mizoram C Lalrosanga, MPs (Lok Sabha) from Assam Pradyut Bordoloi and Queen Ojha, MPs (Lok Sabha) from Tripura Rebati Tripura and Pratima Bhoumik and MP (Lok Sabha) from Manipur Dr Ranjan Singh Rajkumar.
Detailing on the developmental activities in the North- East, Roy said Indian Railways is continuously thriving to fulfil aspirations of the people.
He said punctuality of passenger trains has greatly improved and 92 per cent of the trains in NFR ran on time during last month, which is highest among all zonal railways in India.
The MPs put forward various suggestions for improving connectivity in the North-East, the introduction of new trains, additional stoppages of existing trains and improving other passenger amenities.