Mubaraqpur in Azamgarh district is famous for Banarsi sarees. In his letter, the chief minister has stated that weavers from Mubaraqpur, who make Banarsi sarees, depend on the raw material which is sourced from Surat, Bengaluru and Malda in West Bengal. Some material is even imported from China. In absence of any direct rail route, the weavers of Mubaraqpur are dependent on the middlemen. A railway track between Varanasi and Gorakhpur via Mubaraqpur will solve the transportation problems of the weavers to a large extent and also benefit them financially.