Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday travelled in a ‘local’ train and conversed with commuters before getting invited to a wedding by a passenger.
As reported by PTI, Prabhu, who attended an event at the Central Railway’s prestigious Matunga Workshop, boarded the local train at Currey Road station and alighted at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST).
The photo of Prabhu travelling in a local train was being widely shared on social media platforms. The railway minister even retweeted on such photo from his twitter handle.
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Prabhu was seen interacting with commuters during the journey. A commuter gave him a wedding invitation and requested the minister to accept it. The Minister later left for Mantralaya (state secretariat), where he, along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, briefed media on upcoming rail projects in the state.
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today announced a collaboration between the Centre and the Maharashtra government for several projects, including elevated corridors between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and Panvel and Churchgate and Virar in the city.
While speaking to reporters at the secretariat he said that Maharashtra will become the first state to work jointly with the Railways in this way.
“It has been decided to speed up all the required procedures between both governments and the project work should start by August 15 for fast elevated corridors between CST-Panvel, Bandra and Virar, and the installation of Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) between CST and Panvel,” Economic Times quoted him as saying.