BHUBANESWAR: Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has insisted on transforming Indian Railways with more investment for better infrastructure and passenger services. Speaking at the 67th National Railways Award Function 2022 organized under the auspices of East Coast Railway (ECoR), he said the government has been working to increase investment in railways since 2014 and that this year , it reached 1.37 lakh crore.
“Investment would lead to transformation, which would help grow the economy and take it to new heights. Transformation of the railways would not only bring economic change but also generate jobs,” a- “He said. Regarding the vision to make fundamental changes, the Minister said, the rapid absorption of technology must be improved in terms of rolling stock, construction works, safety and cybersecurity. “We want to develop Indian Railways as a multi-dimensional institution capable of handling complex projects, we need to prepare strategies keeping in mind the future needs for the next 50 years,” he said.
In a bid to prioritize projects under the PM Gati Shakti scheme, Vaishnaw said, the Ministry of Railways has set up a new directorate under the Board of Railways. On the Khurda-Balangir railway line, he said that work on the project has been accelerated and he is personally monitoring all major projects that are running. “All issues have been addressed and the state government is extending the desired support. Work is continuing on a war footing and the project will be completed within the revised schedule,” he added.
A total of 156 railway employees from various zonal railways across the country received outstanding certificates and awards from the Minister of Railways. Apart from this, 21 shields have also been donated to various railroads, generating units and railway power packs for their performance and efficiency. Accounting and financial management.
Union minister meets BJP party workers
On the same day, Vaishnaw visited the BJP state headquarters and had an informal chat with party officials. “The Union Minister briefed us on a range of issues including the activities of his ministries and the progress of important projects being implemented in Odisha,” BJP General Secretary Prithiviraj said. Harichandan. The minister said he would visit the state again next month to brief the people on the achievements of his ministries over the past eight years under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. District party leaders and workers met with the minister and shared their problems through a memorandum.