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Railway stations authority to be developed on lines of AAI

PTI Bhopal | Updated on November 17, 2011 Published on November 17, 2011

The Centre is working on the formation of Railway Stations Authority of India on the lines of Airports Authority of India (AAI) to develop modern railway stations across the country with advanced amenities, the Union Minister, Mr Dinesh Trivedi, said here on Thursday.

“We have already announced constitution of a Railway Stations Authority of India on the lines of AAI to develop modern railway stations with all facilities.

“The drawing board is ready and once other formalities are over, its Chairman, Managing Director and other officials too would be announced,” Mr Trivedi told reporters here after inspecting the Habibganj railway station.

When asked whether he will make this announcement in the next rail budget, Mr Trivedi said there was no point in waiting until then.

“It is a continuous process and we are working on it. Rail budget is just a one-day affair while we have to continuously plan for this in remaining 364 days.” The Railways Minister arrived here this morning for a meeting with the Chief Minister, Mr Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and other MPs to discuss ways for expansion of railway facilities in Madhya Pradesh.

To a question on plans to create world-class railway stations, he said the Ministry is working towards it.

Published on November 17, 2011
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