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RLYs Conclave to discuss and to remove bottlenecks in implementation of the projects

In a major initiative to ensure expeditious implementation of ambitious Railway Infrastructure Development Plans, Railway Ministry is organizing a “Mega Conclave” on January 17 with all stakeholders including leaders of the construction industry.

The Conclave will not only see Railway Board Members and Senior Zonal Railway Officials interacting with construction industry captains but will also see Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal to have a mutual dialogue and personal interaction with the participants.

The Conclave named as “NIRMAN – SAMVAAD” is being organized by Railways PSU Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL) which is a dedicated arm of the Ministry of Railways for fast track implementation of railway projects. The Conclave will provide an opportunity to discuss the impediments/constraints faced in implementation of the projects and to seek suggestions to remove bottlenecks and bring about efficiencies in project execution on Railways.

Senior Officers of Railway Board, Zonal Railways, CPSEs and top executives of about 400 construction and consultancy companies will be participating to deliberate upon the issues/impediments being faced by the industry and arriving at possible remedies thereof.  The ambitious Infrastructure Development Projects of Indian Railways include Doubling Projects, Electrification Projects, Hill Railway Projects, Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) and High-Speed Projects on diamond quadrilateral.

Ministry of Railways has ambitious plans for development of Rail infrastructure to meet the ever increasing transport needs of the nation and a huge investment in this sector has been planned. The main focus is on:-

The main focus of the conclave is to step up the pace of augmentation of railway network which needs a quantum jump. The speed of execution of doubling/tripling and quadrupling which is about 800 kms per annum for the last 5 years, needs to be  accelerated 2 to 3 times to meet the increasing demand.

The Railways have taken a policy decision to complete the electrification of the entire rail network in the country in the next 3 to 5 years. So far out of 63000 route kilometers of the rail network hardly, 25201 route kilometers have been commissioned on electric traction till 31st March 2017.  The  average pace of electrification during last five years is about 1300 route kilometers per annum which needs to be increased by 6 to 8 times to electrify remaining 38000 RKMs to meet the ambition of complete electrification.

The meeting will take up the implementation of Hill Rail Projects in Northern India, including Rishikesh - Karanprayag, Char Dham rail connectivity, Bhanupalli - Bilaspur and on to Leh.Completion of ongoing and proposed Dedicated Freight Corridors in western, northern and eastern India and The bullet train project between Mumbai- Ahmedabad and other projects on Diamond Quadrilateral to link the major Metropolitan Cities.

It has been experienced that there are constraints of capacity from the side of both executing agencies as well as from railways to meet the demand. The Conclave will address all these issues and workout solutions with a view to ensure fast track implementation of all railway projects.


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