‘Railways will be transformed in next 5 years’

Sakal Times
Sunday, 16 July 2017

Dr SB Mujumdar, Founder and President of the University, Dr Vidya Yervadekar, Principal Director, Director Dr Asmita Chitnis and other dignitaries were present

Pune: “The way railway is developing in countries like Japan and China, the development of railways in India as well has now started. The railways will be completely transformed in the next five years,” Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Sunday.

We are trying to reach the parametre of 200 kilometre per hour speed on the Mumbai-Delhi and Delhi-Kolkata railway routes, said Prabhu.

He was speaking at a programme organised by \Symbiosis International University’s Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIB) Silver Jubilee Year.

Dr SB Mujumdar, Founder and President of the University, Dr Vidya Yervadekar, Principal Director, Director Dr Asmita Chitnis and other dignitaries were present.

Suresh Prabhu said, “Doing business in a unipolar world changed after liberalisation. Trade blocks emerging now could again change scenario. The world is changing day by day, managing the unknown will be the real challenge.”

“About 40,000 trainers are being renewed in the country. The transformation of the meter gauge railway line to broad gauge is over and will be electrified later.

“There will be 40 to 50 railway stations in the country. Railway e-catering service is being highly encouraged and in the coming days, for any kind of problems and
grievances of passengers, there will be more emphasis on real time resolution,” he said.

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