Forty-eight hours after assuming office, the new Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa, conducted a surprise inspection of the Naharlagun railway station — put on the country’s rail map by Prime Minister Narendra Modi only in February — to discover a new train with “very old” coaches.
“The Governor expressed his displeasure at the state of the railway station. He pointed out that though the train is new and launched by the hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, with much fanfare, but the wagons are very old. Interacting with railway officials, the Governor pointed out that the bogies should be replaced with new ones,” said a press note, issued by the Governor’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), on Wednesday. It said the station was under-staffed and not clean, in accordance with PM’s Swachch Bharat vision.
Governor Rajkhowa, who took oath Monday, inspected the bogies, hygiene and passenger amenities at the station.