Railway starts to fill water in the empty 10 wagon water train
Lucknow: Keeping the war of words between the centre and the Uttar Pradesh Government over water train at bay, the railways have started to fill the empty wagons with water on Thursday.
All the wagons of empty10-wagon water train which reached at Jhansi railway station on Wednesday last from Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh are being filled with the water at platform number six of Jhansi railway station.
Girish Kanchan, (PRO) at Jhansi Railway Divisional Headquarters said that the orders have been received to fill the wagons with the water. It is, however, yet not decided that where the train will go after this.
State government denies to take water:
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had requested the Union Minister for Water Resources to send 10,000 road water tankers instead of the train saying the situation was still in their hands.
“We will requisition for a train if any such situation arises, presently we have adequate water to meet the requirements of parched areas and we need road water tankers to supply water,” Akhilesh urged in a letter penned by him to Union Water Resource Minister.