New Delhi: Rajya Sabha member from Jharkhand Mahesh Poddar met Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav in New Delhi. The member of upper house demanded regular operation of many trains from Jharkhand. In these demands, he proposed the operation of Hatia-Pune, Ranchi Lokmanya Tilak (Mumbai) via Lohardaga-Tori-Daltonganj-Garhwa-Renukoot, Hatia-Madurai Express via Chennai as well as Ranchi-Varanasi Janshatabdi Express and the proposed Ranchi Howrah operation of Vande Bharat Express. He also thanked Railway Minister for running the Hatia-Surat special train.

Apart from starting new train operations, Poddar also demanded the extension of some special trains from the Railway Minister. This include the extension of Jharkhand Swarna Jayanti train up to Jaipur, Ernakulam bound Dharti Aba Express extended up to Nagerkovil Junction (Kanyakumari), Ranchi-Varanasi Intercity Express to be extended up to Lucknow and Ranchi Varanasi weekly’s extension up to Gorakhpur. Mahesh Poddar has also demanded re-operation of trains like pre pandemic manner from Jharkhand. There is a demand to run the Tata-Lokmanya Tilak Antyodaya Express as a superfast train with AC and sleeper coaches among the trains seeking to resume operations