Shimla: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur called on Union Railways minister Piyush Goyal, on Wednesday, at New Delhi and urged him to increase speed & frequency of trains on Kalka-Shimla railway line. He also held discussion over expansion of railway network in Himachal Pradesh.
While assuring all possible support to the state, Goyal said, speed & frequency of trains running on Kalka- Shimla railway line will be increased.
He also assured about efforts to decrease the duration of journey from existing 5 hours to merely 3 hours.
Goyal directed the officers of the Ministry to work upon this immediately.
Also, speed of the Joginder Nagar-Pathankot train would also be increased in a similar manner, he said.
The CM thanked the Union Minister for support and said that this would ease the traffic on the Kalka-Shimla highway and more tourists would prefer to travel by train while enjoying the scenic beauty of the hilly landscape.