Manoj Sinha highlights 10 key developments in railways

Railways sector has prepared an investment roadmap of Rs 8.8 lakh crore.

GN Bureau | March 18, 2016


#Railway budget   #IRCTC   #Railways   #Manoj Sinha   #Railways reforms  
Manoj Sinha, union minister of state for railways
Manoj Sinha, union minister of state for railways

Manoj Sinha, union minister of state for railways, said that as soon as the NDA government came into power, the focus shifted to decongesting and expanding the railway network.  Speaking at the Railways Reform and Governance Conclave, organised by Governance Now in New Delhi on Friday, he said, “We have increased investment in this direction”.

Sinha highlighted ten key developments in the railways sector:

•    Railways sector has prepared an investment roadmap of Rs 8.8 lakh crore.
•    Budget allocation has increased to Rs 1.21 lakh crore this year from Rs 1 lakh crore allocated last year.
•    Presently, 7 kilometres of railway lines are laid per day. The target has been set to 13 kilometres per day.
•    Target of removing all unmanned railway crossing in next three-four years. 9,683 unmanned crossings already fixed.
•    Target of increasing the non-ticketing revenue from 4-5 percent to 10 percent. 
•    IRCTC has been asked to do a third-party audit of cleanliness at all railway stations. Awards to be given to top ten clean railway stations.
•    Railway week organised and officials working with utmost dedication and integrity to be awarded.
•    The ministry has submitted action taken report to the parliament on 139 announcements made in the last budget.
•    Work related to projects proposed for 2016-17 to be initiated within 6 months.
•    Target of zero accidents and better reservation system by year 2020.

Since the budget has been announced, the ministry has already started doing preliminary work for achieving the targets mentioned in the budget. “We have recently entered into an MoU with ISRO for using space technology in railways,” Sinha added.
 

Comments

 

Other News

On a personal note: DIVINE

An underground rapper who grew up on Mumbai streets, Divine spins his music around his environment and poverty. His breakout single, ‘Meri Gully Mein’, along with fellow rapper Naezy caught Bollywood’s attention. The Hindi film ‘Gully Boy’ is inspired by their lives and gr

The role model for an IAS officer

Anil Swarup, an IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre who retired in 2018, is a model bureaucrat who retained his optimism right till the end of service and exemplified dedication and commitment. His excitement at the opportunities that a job in the IAS provided is evident on every page of his new book publis

Reform of the civil services: At home and away

The question of reform of the civil services has been debated extensively at all levels at least over the last five to six decades after independence. Indeed, it was soon perceived that the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) may not be well equipped to deal with the problems of an emerging developing coun

The greatest challenge for any government

Shouting vengeance at all and sundry while wriggling out of holes of our own making seems to be our very special national characteristic. Some recent instances are illustrative of this attribute. A number of business tycoons with thousands of crores of unresolved debts have fled abroad with the government

The mysterious case of CBI’s legality

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) came into existence, based on a Resolution of the home ministry, dated April 1, 1963 – a sheer coincidence that it also happens to be April Fool’s day. Over the past few months, we have seen the CBI live up to its founding day with great zeal, being i

The Evolution of Modi

Gujarat was passing through a turbulent phase in the 1980s. The decade began middle class agitations against new reservation policies, and the caste friction turned communal under the watch of chief minister Madhavsinh Solanki, alienating majority of urban population on both counts. The ground was ripe for

Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter