Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayat Raj and Mines and Gwalior MP, Narendra Singh Tomar flagged off the Gwalior-Ratlam train here on Tuesday.
Those travelling to Ratlam from Mohana will no longer have to go to the nearby stations to board the train. Bhind- Ratlam and Gwalior–Ratlam express trains have started halting at Mohana Railway Station from Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister thanked and appreciated the Railways for this gesture and requested them to halt the Bhopal Intercity Train too at Mohana.
Tomar also reiterated the commitment of the government in delivering better convenience to train passengers.
While talking about the various welfare schemes of the government, Tomar asked the people to take advantage of these schemes, especially the Ayushman Bharat Yojana and the Kissan Samman Nidhi Yojana.
He further said that the Ayushman Bharat Yojana will benefit the economically backward people as it provides free medical services up to Rs 5 Lakhs a year.
He asked the people to get the golden card to be eligible for this scheme. The minister also talked in detail about the Kissan Samman Nidhi Yojana and asked the farmers to avail the benefits of this scheme.
Talking to the media persons after the flagging off ceremony, Tomar said that the halts of these trains at Mohana will benefit thousands of people staying in and around the city.
The flagging off ceremony was attended by Bharat Singh Kushwaha, Gwalior Rural MLA; Divisional Railway Manager, Ashok Kumar Mishra; Rural District President, BJP, Chaudhary Virendra Jain and Kaptan Singh among others.