Patiala MP and former Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Thursday raised the problem of cancellation of Ambala-Shri Ganganagar Intercity Express within the Lok Sabha.
Speaking in the course of the listening to of Matters of Urgent Public Importance within the Lok Sabha, the Patiala MP stated, “I would like to bring to the attention of the Railway Ministry that the authorities of Northern Railway have withdrawn train, the Ambala-Shri Ganganagar Intercity Express, on account of foggy weather for three months, without taking into consideration that this train is essential to working people of northern India and is most convenient to the monthly season ticket holders who travel daily to reach their job locations in other cities.”
Kaur additional stated, “Around 1, 000 people from my Patiala Parliament constituency alone travel daily to and fro via both these trains and this is the only mail train that runs from Ambala Cantonment to Shri Ganganagar from morning to till late evening.”
She stated with the withdrawal of this practice, the livelihood of hundreds of individuals is badly impacted. “I urge the Railways minister to look into this matter and restart this train at the earliest.”