Two additional trains are expected to be operational on the Udaipur Ahmedabad rail route before the Parliament Session that begins on 13 March. This was communicated by Arjun Lal Meena and CP Joshi, BJP MPs from Udaipur and Chittorgarh respectively.
The two BJP MPs were addressing a Press Conference at the BJP Udaipur Head Quarters on 26 February. Joshi, in his address to media informed that the issues pertaining to availability of vacant rakes for additional trains has now been taken care of. Hence, additional trains on the Udaipur – Asarwa (Ahmedabad) route will be possible. In addition, the Indore – Udaipur train will also be extended till Asarwa, he said. The Railways have begun preparations in this regard, he added.
In his address, he also said that in the coming days, the rail routes will be enhanced on the Mavli - Badi Sadri – Neemuch and Mavli – Devgarh – Bar routes, thereby enhancing the train routes in the Udaipur division.
MP Arjun Lal Meena, in his statements to the media said that public representatives from Udaipur and Ratlam will be interacting with the Prime Minister’s office and the Railways Minister to instruct the relevant departments to quicken the pace of their work on the Dungarpur – Banswara – Ratlam stretch. He added that the development of rail transport on this stretch is very important for the tribal belt of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Meena said that the rail route development project in this belt can only be accommodated in the Railways budget or the State Governments budget allocation. These kinds of projects are not covered under the rules and regulations pertaining to Tribal Area Development. Initially when this project was discussed, the State Government had shown interest in funding the project, something that is yet to see the light of day.