Kolkata: The West Bengal government and the Eastern Railway on Monday will hold a meeting to discuss on the resumption of train services, sources said.
The development comes a day after the state government wrote to the Eastern Railway seeking discussion for use of a few of the daily suburban trains while complying with the COVID-19 regulations.
“There is a meeting tomorrow at the state Secretariat. The general manager of the Eastern Railway And the other railway officials will be present. The chief secretary and the home secretary will be present on behalf of the state government. We will discuss various aspects related to the resumption of train services,” a senior official said.
Additional Chief Secretary (Home) H. K Dwivedi, urged the Eastern Railway to run a few pairs of suburban trains daily, also stating the fact that the state government has helped the railway authorities to run metro trains peacefully and efficiently.
“Rather than taking resort of unquiet means, we could discuss how a few pairs of trains could be run locally in the morning and in the afternoon hours to serve the general commuters at large,” read the letter written by Dwivedi.