Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in a programme held at Rail Bhawan flagged off and dedicated new trains service viz Patna-Ara MEMU to the nation through video-conferencing. Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha was also present to grace the occasion.A? Chairman Railway Board A K Mital, Member Traffic Railway Board Mohd Jamshed and other Board Members were among those present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Prabhu said that people living in populous States of Bihar, UP, Jharkhand and West Bengal use rail transport in a big way. Thus, the Railways is focusing on improving train frequency and new train services in this region, with the flag-off being a step in this direction.

On the occasion, Manoj Sinha said that Indian Railways during the process of policy making keeps in mind all segments of the society.A? He said that MEMU and DEMU train services in these States have special significance for daily passengers.