17 states have agreed to form joint ventures with Railways: Suresh Prabhu


17 states have agreed to form joint ventures with Railways: Suresh Prabhu

Seventeen states have agreed to form joint ventures with the Railways to fast-track infrastructure projects, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said by entering into a joint venture, the states will have ownership over projects and ensure that the infrastructure develops at a faster pace.

Responding to supplementaries during Question Hour, he said a new scheme will be launched soon, under which people with waitlisted tickets will be able to get berths in other trains going to the same destination, in case it is not confirmed on the train they had originally opted for. Read More…

 

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