Keeping in mind the 2019 elections and to avoid any delays, Indian Railways has issued month wise plans to zonal railways for timely commissioning of new lines, gauge conversion and doubling projects announced in the budget this year and asked that tendency to keep most of the works for the last quarter must be avoided.
In a letter to all 16 zonal railways and three railway public sector undertakings (PSUs), Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani said that railway has set a very challenging target for commissioning of new lines, gauge conversion and doubling projects in line with the announcement made in the budget 2018-19.
He said that directorate has already worked out detailed month-wise plans after consultation with all zonal railways and PSUs.
In 2017, railways missed targets of 3600 kilometre new track lines, gauge conversion and doubling/tripling due to shortage of rails supply. Read More