Following prompt response from Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to a tweet, officials of NER (North East Railway), this time got the pot-holed road located on either sides of the Fatehgarh District Jail railway crossing on Kanpur-Kasganj rail route, repaired, in Farrukhabad district.
NER sources informed the complainant Vishal Agarwal, who hails from Jai Narain Verma road area of the district, had tweeted Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu about the dilapidated condition of the road at Fatehgarh District Jail railway crossing on Dec 16. “Acting on the complaint of Vishal Agarwal, the minister instructed General Manager, North East Railway for early redressal into the matter. The GM, NER, inturn immediately directed DRM Izzat Nagar about the complaint, and the patch of the road on either sides of the Fatehgarh District Jail railway crossing, dotting Kanpur-Kasganj rail route, was repaired on war footing note within three days time,” informed a senior official of NE railway.
Later, the complainant thanked Prabhu and the NER officials, he added. Officials said Vishal Agarwal — tweeted to Prabhu seeking early repairing of a patch of road at Fatehgarh District Jail railway crossing, who along with hundreds of locals used to frequent the place daily. As per Agarwal, often the people got stuck in long jams due to poor condition of the road. Several instances of mishap were also reported from the spot in the past.
With details of the railway crossing provided by Vishal, Prabhu directed officials in this regard.
Speaking to TOI over phone, Vishal Agarwal, said: “We have written several times to concerned authorities about the poor condition of the road, but in vain. Then, one day, I thought of tweeting Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, about the hardships we have been facing since long.”
“Finally, the railway officials got the road constructed. GM NER office also thanked me for using social networking site and raising issue related to the masses,” he added.
It might be noted, on December 7, the Railways had provided food to a group of students from a Dehradun school in the train, as it was delayed due to fog, following a tweet to the minister. The train did not have a pantry car. On November 30, a paralytic woman was provided help with stretchers and wheelchairs, after she tweeted to Prabhu.