Superfast Train Will Now Stop At Amethi After Smriti Irani’s Request

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Smriti Irani thanked railway minister Piyush Goyal for the stop at Jais station, 31 km from Amethi.

New Delhi:

The railways has agreed to add a stop for a superfast train in UP's Amethi district, following a request by Union Minister Smriti Irani.
Ms Irani had contested the 2014 general election from the high-profile Amethi constituency, but had lost to Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

In a letter to Ms Irani, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said the Pratapgarh-Bhopal Express would stop at Jais station — 31 km from Amethi town.

"I am happy to inform you that in deference to your request, it has been decided to provide stoppage of train no. 12183/12184 Pratapgarh-Bhopal Express at Jais station. Hope this will go a long way in providing better connectivity to the travelling passengers," Ms Goyal wrote in the letter, which was tweeted by Ms Irani.

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"My heartfelt thanks to Piyush Goyalji for granting approval for the stoppage of Pratapgarh-Bhopal Express at Amethi's Jais station. I congratulate Amethivasis for this new year gift," she tweeted.

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