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Call to re-draw security arrangement at railway station

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V. Narayanasamy, Union Minister, inspecting amenities at the Puducherry railway station on Friday.Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
V. Narayanasamy, Union Minister, inspecting amenities at the Puducherry railway station on Friday.Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

Union Minister of State V. Narayanasamy on Friday asked the Railway police and Puducherry police to re-draw security arrangements at the Puducherry railway station.

After visiting the station following complaints about the movement of anti-social elements, he told reporters that a couple of unwanted incidents had been reported in the recent past. There were reports that activities of anti-social elements were on the rise.

Mr. Narayanasamy said land acquisition for laying new railway line between Cuddalore and Chennai was on . He hoped that the work would be expedited.

The officials concerned would be asked to speed up the process. He had impressed upon the need for introducing new train service between Puducherry and Kanyakumari. The announcement might be made in the forthcoming Railway budget.

On the Lokpal Bill, he said the Union Cabinet had accepted 14 out of 16 proposals. Steps would be taken to pass the revised Bill during the budget session. Social activist Anna Hazare should extend cooperation to pass the Bill.

Later, the Union Minister gave away Rs.3 lakh to acid attack victim Vinodhini of Karaikal from the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund. Her father Jayapal received it.

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