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The perils of an Unnao boy while crossing a Railway track on way to school forces PM to step in

11-year-old Nayan Sinha, Who Studies In Chandrashekhar Azad Intermediate College, Wrote To PM In Last September And Mentioned The Poor State Of Infrastructure In His Vicinity.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Devika Chhibber | Updated on: 02 Feb 2016, 12:33:11 PM


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always asked people to express their problems and issues before the BJP government.

Facing problems, an Unnao boy on Tuesday wrote a letter to the Prime Minister which sent the Railway officials in a tizzy.

11-year-old Nayan Sinha, who studies in Chandrashekhar Azad Intermediate College, wrote to PM in last September and mentioned the poor state of infrastructure in his vicinity.

In the letter, he mentioned that the absence of a crossing at the railway tracks between his locality and the school meant he and 200 other students had to take a longer route every morning.

Soon the letter prompted the Prime Minister to send the Railway Ministry into tizzy.

However, the problem stands unsolved as according to a new railway policy, a railway crossing or overbridge cannot be constructed till the state government puts in a request with the Railway Ministry.

Then a team is sent to assess the site and approve the demand.

The child in his letter also wrote that he never crosses the railway tracks as his parents have asked him not to.

“But the alternate route is much longer, so I reach school late and get punished on most days.”

The family had forgotten about the letter but two days back received a letter from the divisional engineer, Northern Railways, but no Railway official has visited them or sent any clear response to the request so far.

Notably, Nayan used to walk over two kilometres to reach the manned railway crossing at Rajepur, and then to school. Around 200 children from our colony take the same route. 

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First Published : 02 Feb 2016, 12:14:00 PM