Additional stops for Indian Railways on way! Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry has fast-tracked approvals to MPs who have asked for additional train stops in their constituencies.
According to an IE report, at least 500 additional train stops across the country have been approved by the Railway Ministry this year, other than approving a new railway zone in the state of Andhra Pradesh. With the approval of 500 extra train stops by the Modi government in the last three months, there has been a huge jump from the financial year 2017-2018, when only 154 such train stops were approved.
According to sources quoted in the report, the exercise has gained momentum before the Model Code of Conduct kicks in for Lok Sabha polls 2019. Read More