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Now New Delhi-Ludhiana Shatabdi to halt at Jind

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The New Delhi-Shatabdi Express will now halt at Jind Railway station.

"Beginning today, the train will halt at Jind on all seven days of the week," MP from Rohtak Deepender Singh Hooda said.

Hooda, who travelled in the train from to Jind today, said the new stoppage would help commuters of the area who frequently travel to and

Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge, addressing a rally at Hansi near Hisar on July 28, announced the train would have a halt at Jind.

Hooda told reporters in Jind that the work on Jind-Gohana-Sonepat railway line is expected to be completed by year-end.

"In the last Railway Budget, approval was given for electrification of Rohtak-Jind-Jakhal line. After completion of the work, an EMU train will run between Jind and Delhi," he said.

The MP said it was after about 116 years that Jind has got a new railway line (Jind-Gohana-Sonepat).

"Before this, the Jind-Narwana line was constructed in 1897," he said.

First Published: Sun, September 08 2013. 19:55 IST
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