Four Pune Lok Sabha MPs — three of who are re-contesting elections, have drawn flak from railway commuters for doing little to improve railway facilities and the movement of trains from Pune. Of the four sitting MPs, Anil Shirole, who was elected from the Pune Lok Sabha seat, has been denied a ticket by the BJP.
The other three MPs who are once again in the fray include Supriya Sule of NCP, who is contesting from Baramati, Shivajirao Adhalrao-Patil of Shiv Sena, who is contesting from Shirur constituency and Shrirang Barne, who is contesting from the Maval Lok Sabha seat.
Criticising all the four MPs for taking no initiative to improve train traffic and facilities, Harsha Shah, who heads the Railway Pravasi Group, said, “The Railway Ministry had promised to make Pune railway station into a world-class station. It meant improving facilities and increasing train services as per international norms.
It meant overall improvement like adequate parking facilities, increase in the number of platforms, availability of quality food and provision of yatri niwas.” Read more