Minister says all delayed rail projects will be completed by 2022

Minister of State for Railways Suresh C Angadi has said the Indian Railways, which has witnessed delays in completion of several important projects, is aiming to finish all of them by 2022.

Speaking to IANS, he said this will be done on the occasion of 75th Independence Day. The Minister said the Railways also sees the option of allowing private operators to run trains as an opportunity to provide world class services.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed that all the pending projects and works be completed by 2022. We are focusing on completing pending works, like doubling and tripling of tracks, electrification, installation of CCTVs and signalling system upgrade,” he told the news agency.

Stating that new projects will be taken up only after completing them, he added: “The entry of private players will generate more jobs and investment opportunities. In the long run, a lot of development will follow due to the competition.”

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