The Railway Ministry’s plan to convert the 130-year-old Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) building in south Mumbai, into a museum, has run into a controversy with architects and rail employees raising objections over the move.
A day after railway employees protested the decision to convert the UNESCO-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) into a rail museum, the Railways went a step ahead and invited architects and consultants to present designs for the proposed museum.
The Centre may list Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL), RITES and Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) to raise about Rs 5,200 crore this fiscal, even as disinvestment via the initial public offering route has touched a record high this year.
To set in motion a revamped station redevelopment programme, the ministry of railways is seeking approval to nominate public-sector undertakings (PSUs) in case the proposed nodal agency.
The NDA government has made four times the investment in railway projects in Maharashtra as compared to investments made during the UPA-II regime, said Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.
To boost railway connectivity and ease congestion in eastern and central India, the CCEA on Tuesday approved doubling, new-line and electrification projects worth Rs 11,662 crore, which are expected to create 211.74 lakh mandays of work.
Union minister Manoj Sinha on Thursday said the railway ministry will submit a proposal to the Union Cabinet to re-construct the Ayodhya railway station as a replica of the Ram temple.
Breaking the conventions to increase revenue sources, the railways have decided to allow private persons to use luxury saloon coaches for travel, which have so far been used by top railway officials for inspection and official tours.
The AP State Reorganisation Act, 2014, says, “The Central Government shall take all necessary measures as enumerated in the Thirteenth Schedule for the progress and sustainable development of the successor States within a period of ten years from the appointed day.
The railways has come up with a new plan to involve private players in its ambitious scheme to redevelop 600 stations across India.