Railways to strengthen coordination with state govts to execute projects
On the request of Ministry of Railways, majority of the states have nominated their representatives to sort out different issues of mutual coordination and to monitor progress of railway projects in their respective states
Pune: Ministry of Railways has decided to strengthen coordination mechanism with State government to expedite execution of railway projects.
Ministry of Railways is working on forming a system of nodal coordinating officers from Railways and the respective State governments to expedite the execution of railway projects and to improve coordination with State governments, officials informed.
“On the request of Ministry of Railways, majority of the states have nominated their representatives to sort out different issues of mutual coordination and to monitor progress of railway projects in their respective states,” said the officials.
They added that the representative from states have been holding regular meetings with railway authorities.
The meetings are conducted on various issues involving alignment, land acquisition, forestry and wildlife clearances, law and order problems, road over and under bridges, shifting of electrical lines, canal crossings, funding of projects and identification of interested parties,” said the officials.
They stated that to strengthen the coordination mechanism, Nodal Officers have also been nominated from Zonal Railways for each state with a defined role of identifying the projects requiring coordination with state government and arranging meetings of railway officials with the state government.
“In order to streamline information flow during meetings with dignitaries in Ministry of Railways, Nodal Officers in Railway Board for each state have also been nominated to keep the updated status of various railway related demands and monitoring the progress of various projects and issues,” said the officials.