‘Nirman Samvaad’ ensures appropriate changes and smoothen the infrastructure development of Railways
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 19-Jan-2018

New Delhi, January 19: To solve and discuss issues and matter of development in the Railway sector a meeting was organized by the Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL) an arm of Ministry of Railways for fast track implementation of railway projects. The conclave ‘Nirman Samvaad’ was an initiative by Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal taken to smoothen procedures and remove any blockage for ensuring smooth functioning. It was a major event aimed at taking measures to ensure expeditious implementation of ambitious Railway Infrastructure Development Plans.


The event majorly aimed at taking measures to ensure expeditious implementation of ambitious Railway Infrastructure Development plans. The event also included entrepreneurs of major firms and department of Railways. This event comprised of live interactions between the members involving around management Of 400 Construction & Consultation Companies. The Railway Minister also directed to take follow-up action with a view to make appropriate changes in the systems and procedures.

The issues raised covered concerns on contract management, improving cash flows, execution of projects, accelerating the review of various items to be acquired from Research Design and Standard Organisation approved vendors, adopting documents by Railways, delay in acquisition of land, problems in obtaining licenses of minor minerals, suggestions for reducing the time and cost over-run, expediting the payments of the contractors, increased requirement of training of technical manpower, availability of traffic and power blocks.

Some important highlights of the event are as follows:

  • It aims to focus on the transport needs of the nation and a huge investment in this sector has been planned.
  • Electrification of the full rail network in the next 3 to 5 years has been aimed for by the department. The average pace during last five years is about 1300 RKMs per annum which needs to be increased by 6 to 8 times to electrify remaining 38000 RKMs to meet the ambition of complete electrification.
  • Taking up of Hill Rail Projects, including Rishikesh - Karanprayag, Char Dham rail connectivity, Bhanupalli - Bilaspur and on to Leh.
  • Completion of ongoing and proposed Dedicated Freight Corridors.
  • Mumbai- Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor and other projects on Diamond Quadrilateral to link the major Metropolitan Cities.