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Traders observe fast demanding new rail line

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Kamaludeen, president, Nachiarkoil Traders Association, inaugurated the fast

‘Restore all trains operated in the erstwhile meter gauge section'




Steadfast: Members of the Kumbakonam All Traders and Industries Association observing a fast in front of the Kumbakonam railway station on Friday

KUMBAKONAM: Members of the Federation of Kumbakonam All Traders and Industries Association observed a token fast in front of the railway station here on Friday demanding new railway line between Kumbakonam and Virudhachallam via Jayamkondam.

Mr. Kamaludeen, president, Nachiarkoil Traders Association inaugurated the fast. ASAM Adiyan Chettiyar Chairman of the federation presided over.

V Sathyanarayanan, federation secretary, A. Giri, vice president, Thanjavur District Rail Users Association, highlighted the necessity of the new line. C. Mahendran, District President, Varthaga Peramaippu, K. Sekar of Varthagar Sangam, PKT Shanmugam, secretary, Chamber of Commerce, D.S. Moghan , President Thanjavur District SSI Association and representatives from various trade, industrial and commercial associations, auto drivers Union, BSNL employees union, political parties participated in the fast.

Resolutions urging the Union Railway Minister to announce the new railway line between Kumbakonam and Jayamkondam, restoration of all trains operated in the erstwhile meter gauge section, introduction of new express train between Thanjavur and Chennai Egmore were passed.

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