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PM’s wife, Gursharan Kaur in Ludhiana to see ailing sister

September 18th, 2011

SOURCE: Indian Express

It came as a huge surprise to Kuldeep Chauhan, a Ludhiana resident when he realised that he was travelling in the same train as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s wife Gursharan Kaur. “ It was a hassle free travel with hardly any security presence in the coach. We never knew that a VVIP had boarded the train at New Delhi railway station and only in Ludhiana did we come to know,” Chauhan said. Gursharan reached the city on Saturday by the morning Shatbadi to meet her ailing sister Thananter Kaur, who lives in Sargodha colony.
Travelling by executive class of Swarn Shatabadi coach number 3, Kaur was accompanied by her daughter, Upinder Kaur. “ I would have surely asked her the reason for the frequent price hikes, but I never came to know about her presence in the coach,” says Chauhan.
The Ludhiana railway station was spruced up at the last minute to greet the Prime Minister’s wife and the Shatabdi that usually arrives on Platform number 2 was diverted to Platform number 1 for security reasons. SPG commandos and police were seen all over the railway station but general public movement for most part was unaffected except for about 10 minutes when Kaur arrived at the station. Road traffic at Bharat Nagar chowk , Bhaibala chowk and Pakhowal road, where the convoy travelled, was also unaffected.

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