NAVI MUMBAI: Rail commuters that travel to Kalyan from the city are using the Lok Sabha polls as their trump card to get the oft-promised rail link.
The direct rail link, via Airoli, has been delayed after the project got caught in bureaucratic red tape. Commuters have been demanding that the authorities expedite the process to ease the woes of the citizens. Commuters who need to reach Kalyan are forced to go there via Thane, thereby increasing travel time.
"We are not in favour of any political leaders as nobody is compassionate towards our cause. We will vote for the candidate who can promise that he will get the direct rail link between Kalyan and Navi Mumbai," said a Ghansoli resident Anand Godbole.
Commuters believe that since this issue involved two constituencies — Thane and Kalyan — politicians will pay more attention to it as they comprise a big voter base. "If they truly care about the people, they will take up this cause. We promise that whoever supports our cause will get our votes," said Dombivli resident Pawan Gujjar.
Source-times of india