Speed and Frequency increased Joginder nagar-Pathankot train and Kalka-Shimla Train
Rail Connectivity projects between Manali-Leh-Ladakh
Shri Piyush Goyal discusses Rail Connectivity Issues with Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Jai Ram Thakur
Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Shri Jai Ram Thakur called on the Union Minister of Railway & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal in New Delhi. Rail Connectivity projects between Manali-Leh-Ladakh, expansion of rail network in Himachal Pradesh, enhancement of parking facility at Shimla station were discussed among other issues. Shri Jai Ram Thakur also requested to increase speed and frequency of trains on Kalka-Shimla Railway line.
Shri Piyush Goyal while assuring all possible support to the State, said that speed and 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 five hours to merely three hours. Shri Piyush Goyal informed that speed of the Joginder nagar-Pathankot train would also be increased in a similar manner. As regards parking facility, it was noted that RLDA is planning to provide multi-storey parking facility at Shimla Railway station.