Investments by Railways in Rajasthan up Manifold: Manoj Sinha

JAIPUR: Minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said that in Rajasthan , the railways’ investment in 2014 was around Rs 550 crore to Rs 600 crore and now it has increased manifold.Sinha was in the city for awarding railway officials and employees on 63th regional railway week celebration.

Sinha said, “A lot of work, including renewal of railway tracks, electrification, doubling of railway tracks and works for improving basic infrastructure has been done.

This Rajasthan region had the longest meter gauge railway track.”He said that railways focus is to develop infrastructure in accordance with the increasing number of passengers.

But, the priority of the railway is to reduce number of accidents.

He pointed out that accident near Khatauli in the Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh was an eye opener for the railways.”For the purpose of reducing number of accidents, we are conducting record renewal of railway tracks,” said Sinha adding that they were getting railway lines from Bhilai plant but now as railways require more lines, more to the capacity of Bhilai plant, it has invited a global tender for purchasing the railway tracks.

Moreover, he added that a 12,000 horsepower locomotive engine, which was launched on Tuesday, will increase the average speed of trains in the country.On the occasion, he awarded officials, employees and divisions of railways of the state.

He pointed out that accident near Khatauli in the Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh was an eye opener for the railways. “He said that railways focus is to develop infrastructure in accordance with the increasing number of passengers.

Sinha was in the city for awarding railway officials and employees on 63th regional railway week celebration. This Rajasthan region had the longest meter gauge railway track.

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