Gogoi demands separate railway zone for NE

Lack of connectivity a major cause of backwardness, says Gogoi

PTI | February 15, 2010

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has called for creation of an exclusive railway zone for the northeast.

In a letter to Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, made available to the media today, Gogoi urged for inclusion of the proposal in the next railway budget "in the interest of the people of the northeastern region".

One of the major causes of backwardness of the region is lack of connectivity, he said.

He requested Mamata to introduce daily Duronto trains between Guwahati and Delhi, Guwahati and Bangalore and Guwahati and Kolkata.

Besides, Gogoi sought superfast trains between Guwahati-Mumbai via Nagpur (daily) and Guwahati-Goa and Dibrugarh-Trivandrum (both bi-weekly).



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