Projects via JV Co with Maharashtra will help generate Employment: Suresh Prabhu

Suresh Prabhu said while addressing the students at Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune yesterday

Suresh Prabhu at PunePune: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu during his inaugural speech for the Competitors Foundation at Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) emphasised that the government should interact more often with the people to understand their problems.

He quoted J Krishnamurti and Gautam Buddha to highlight that “we ourselves can only find our way”.

“The only way to move forward is to first find ourselves and start working. Only then we can achieve great things in life,” said Prabhu. He also highlighted that there are a many small groups who are not happy with the performance of the government.

SPPU Vice-Chancellor Wasudeo Gade said that the alumni should take more and more initiatives as a way to repay society.

Later, during the Fergusson Gaurav Awards, Prabhu emphasised the importance of having school education in vernacular languages as it enhances communication. He also underlined the importance of Marathi in the life of various people who have achieved great things in life.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said that with the Railways forming a joint venture (JV) company with the Maharashtra government, new rail projects will be implemented in various parts of the state which will help generate employment.

“Through this joint venture company, various rail projects will be implemented in Western Maharashtra, Vidharba, Marathwada and Konkan. These projects will help the state accelerate their growth,” Prabhu said after inaugurating a foot over-bridge at the Pune Railway station here.

“There will be a lot of chance of employment generation in various parts of the state,” the Minister added.

Speaking about Pune, he said his ministry, along with the Union Urban Development Ministry, is working on an integrated transport plan for bettering transportation in the city.

“We have decided to redevelop Shivajinagar railway station and Indian Railway Station Development Corporation has given a plan to turn the station into a world-class facility,” he said.

He also said, “We have a separate plan for Mumbai under which two elevated railway corridors will be created on the Western Railway and the Central Railway.”

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