Railways new system will ensure faster completion of states’ Rail Projects
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 29-Jun-2017

New Delhi, June 29: To ensure faster execution in the Railway Projects and to strengthen coordination with State Government for faster execution, Ministry of Railways is working on a system of Nodal/Coordinating Officers of both Railways and the respective State Governments.

To sort out different issues of mutual coordination and to monitor the progress of Railway Projects in the State, the majority of the States have nominated their representatives on the request of Ministry of Railways.

Nodal Officers have also been nominated from Zonal Railways for each State to with an aim to improve the coordination mechanism. The Nodal officers have a defined role in identifying the projects requiring coordination with State Government and arranging meetings of Railway Officials with the State Government.

The nominee from States have been holding regular meetings with railway authorities on various matters involving configuration, land acquisition, forestry and wildlife clearances, law and order problems, Road Over and Under Bridges, shifting of electrical lines, canal crossings, funding of projects, identification of interested parties etc.

Nodal Officers in Railway Board for each State or Union territory have also been nominated to keep the updated status of various Railway related demands and monitoring the progress of various projects and issues in order to streamline information flow during meetings with dignitaries in Ministry of Railways.