For more than 10,000 passengers travelling between Pune and Daund daily, the daily Pune–Daund shuttle Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (Demu) train operating daily is a lifeline. However, the train has not yet begun after lockdown despite repeated demands by passenger groups on the route.
The Daund-Pune-Daund Pravasi Sangh has now given an ultimatum to the railway administration to immediately start the Demu train services from next week or face protest.
“There are thousands of people who are working in the emergency services between Daund and Pune like government offices, semi-government, banks, police department, blood banks, hospitals and several other emergency services. The number of passengers travelling between both the cities is more than 10,000, so it is necessary that the shuttle Demu train service begins immediately. Earlier, we had a meeting with senior railway officials and repeatedly demanded to start the train, but nothing happened so we have now decided to go on a protest if the train doesn’t start from next week. Why are the Daund- Pune passengers treated badly,” asked Vikas Deshpande, secretary of the Daund-Pune-Daund Pravasi Sangh.
By Hindustan Times
Image: Pune Mirror