BJP MP Anurag Thakur from Hamirpur and former MLA from Dehra, Ravinder Ravi met Union Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal and requested him to speed up ongoing Rail Vikas projects in Hamirpur parliamentary constituency.
They issued a joint statement which said, "The all-round development of Hamirpur is our priority and we have taken up the issue of railway projects both ongoing and new. We met the Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal in this regard and our visit was a success. The Minister said he was committed to rail development not only in Hamirpur but also in the entire state of Himachal and would issue instructions to the relevant officials."
"During the meeting, we asked for the speedy construction of railway lines between Una-Hamirpur, Nangal-Una-Talwara, and Bhanupali-Bilaspur-Beri. Railway station at Basal, extension of railway platform and construction of bridge at Amb were also discussed. We asked for rail connections between Amb Andaura and Haridwar, extension of Guru Nanak Dev Express up to Una, train from Nangal to Calcutta to continue to Una, the 9 trains running between Ambala to Nangal and Una to extend to Amb Andaura. The Railway Minister assured us he would take speedy action on these projects."