AFTER THREE years of virtual standstill, the project to set up India’s first railway university is finally ready with a road map. The Cabinet is likely to clear its first milestone this week, and the first batch of students is set to start classes in June next year.
A brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the project did not see much headway since being promised in the NDA government’s first Railway Budget in 2014.
Modi and the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) have been pushing the Railways to draw up a road map and start the project, but the Railways Ministry’s progress has been slow at best. In the last three months, the Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani have taken it up. Read More…
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