No Shortage of Fund in Railways for Projects related to Passengers Safety: Piyush Goyal

Rail Minister Piyush Goyal said that General Managers have been given full powers to sanction out of turn safety related works without any ceiling.

NEW DELHI: Rail Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday that there is no shortage of fund in railways for projects related to passengers’ safety and security.

The rail minister said that PM Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has given railways full liberty to use funds on safety. He said that General Managers have been given full powers to sanction out of turn safety related works without any ceiling.

Addressing a press conference, the rail minister said that procedures have been substantially simplified for procurement of material in the Railways.

Piyush Goyal told the media that the government is doing transformational changes in the Railways and for faster implementation, those changes will have a defined time span.He said that in every rail division now there would be two ADRMs instead of one to ensure a smooth operation.

The railway will categorise its station on the basis of passenger footfall and will accordingly increase the facilities at these stations. For the benefit of specially-abled and senior citizens, the railway has identified 3000 spots where escalators would be built.

The railway has decided to increase the number of CCTVs across trains and stations.

He especially took the name of Mumbai rail network, one of the biggest suburban rail networks in the country for this purpose.

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