New Delhi: Expressing displeasure over not getting seats in AC-1st Class in Delhi bound Patna Rajdhani Express on Tuesday, 20 Parliamentarians from Bihar registered their complain with Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi who on Wednesday tendered apology for the issue.

The 20 Bihar MPs had to travel in AC 2nd Class from Patna to New Delhi on Tuesday as their coach could not be attached in the train due to some technical snags, Railway sources said.

Only six MPs had been provided berths in the AC 1st class, while remaining 20 had been accommodated in the AC 2nd class as the remaining 20 seats in AC 1st Class were already booked by passengers.

Speaking in New Delhi, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said, “I have apologized to them (MPs) over phone. I have already started taking action against the senior most officials involved in it.”

“We have taken strong action and will suspend the senior most official involved in this issue. This is not acceptable that Parliamentarians have to face this,” Trivedi told reporters outside the Parliament House.

It is worth mentioning that each MP has the privilege for free travelling with an attendant in AC 1st class. 

JPN/Bureau