BJP Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta urges Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to resume local rail and metro services

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta says that there is a need for resumption of local rail and metro services.

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BJP Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta said that there is a need for resumption of local rail and metro services. He wrote a letter to the Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal and stated that authorities of Eastern and south-Eastern Railways and Metro Railways need to ask the West Bengal government for the much-needed resumption of local rail and metro services.

Swapan Dasgupta also tweeted about the letter he wrote to the Minister of Railways. Along with a photograph of the letter, he wrote in his tweet, “The terms of the lockdown in W Bengal are whimsical. Buses are allowed but local trains & Kolkata Metro are not. Commuters are facing enormous hardship & loss of livelihood. I have today requested the Rail Minister to initiate the process of resumption of services.”

In his letter, he brought to the attention of Piyush Goyal that West Bengal has been experiencing a lockdown due to the extenuating circumstances caused by COVID-19 since last week of April 2021. It resulted in the suspension of local trains and Metro rail services in Kolkata.

He further added that since the lockdown and COVID-19 situation has been significantly relaxed, the local rail and metro services should also be resumed. He concluded by asking the minister to help the people in the process of resuming normalcy in their lives.