There’s no limitation of funds for safety works in railways and we’ll spend as much as required, railway minister Piyush Goyal has said.
The minister said the government was looking at ways of constructing food overbridges faster and safer.
“We also want technology that can help lay rail tracks faster and predict rail fractures as well,” Goyal said while speaking at the International Conference on Technological Advancements in Railway and Metro Projects on Friday.
“We need to come up with new ideas. We are looking for night vision technology in foggy days, we are trying to make signalling technology better. The time has come for us to go for newer technology,” Goyal said.
The minister in a recent meeting with general managers of all 17 rail zones had instructed field units to spend money on safety works without waiting for clearances. The general managers have been empowered to sanction works wherever the need is. Read more
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