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Rail passengers� plea to Centre

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GUWAHATI, April 12 � The Assam Rail Passengers� Association (ARPA) has called upon the BJP-led NDA regime at the Centre to fast-track the double-tracking work in the State as also in the north-eastern region.

Dipankar Sharma, ARPA general secretary, said that despite repeated assurances in the run-up to last year�s Lok Sabha polls to upgrade infrastructure facility in the region, the BJP-led regime had failed to act since coming to power in New Delhi.

�Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will be in the city on April 13. We call upon the Minister to act proactively with regard to undertaking double-tracking work in the region,� he said.

Prabhu will arrive here tomorrow to attend the 60th Railway Week National Awards Function 2015 at IIT-Guwahati.

Sharma also said that passenger services in the newly converted Lumding-Silchar section should be started immediately.

�Besides, steps should be taken immediately for regrouping of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR). NFR should be responsible only for the North-east. The areas of West Bengal falling under NFR should be merged with the Eastern Railway and those of Bihar with the East Central Railway,� he said.

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Rail passengers� plea to Centre

GUWAHATI, April 12 � The Assam Rail Passengers� Association (ARPA) has called upon the BJP-led NDA regime at the Centre to fast-track the double-tracking work in the State as also in the north-eastern region.

Dipankar Sharma, ARPA general secretary, said that despite repeated assurances in the run-up to last year�s Lok Sabha polls to upgrade infrastructure facility in the region, the BJP-led regime had failed to act since coming to power in New Delhi.

�Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will be in the city on April 13. We call upon the Minister to act proactively with regard to undertaking double-tracking work in the region,� he said.

Prabhu will arrive here tomorrow to attend the 60th Railway Week National Awards Function 2015 at IIT-Guwahati.

Sharma also said that passenger services in the newly converted Lumding-Silchar section should be started immediately.

�Besides, steps should be taken immediately for regrouping of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR). NFR should be responsible only for the North-east. The areas of West Bengal falling under NFR should be merged with the Eastern Railway and those of Bihar with the East Central Railway,� he said.