Aparupa Poddar demands a new rail link from Arambagh to Bardhaman | Transcript

There has been constant demand for rail link for commuters and vendors from all the areas of my Parliamentary Constituency of Arambagh, district Hooghly, regarding a new railway line from Arambagh to Bardhaman covering two districts of Hooghly and Bardhaman.

Presently the commuters take a huge detour and go to Sheoraphuli station in Howrah-Bardhaman main line section, about a distance of 60-65 km) or have to change from Kamarkundu station of Howrah- Bardhaman chord line section (about a distance 40-50 km).

The link stations in the chord section are too high and pose a problem to elderly persons and vendors to change from Bardhaman route. The people of my constituency are wholly dependent on the agricultural products and need easy marketing access along with hazardless road journey. I would therefore urge to Railway Minister immediately undertake the survey of the construction of Arambagh-Bardhaman new link line which would be a great help to the people of my constituency.

Thank you.