Vision 2025 for resurgent Railways to be finalised: Lalu

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New Delhi, Feb 26: Railways Minister Lalu Prasad on Tuesday said that a 'Vision 2025' document would be finalized within six months to sustain the magical turnaround in Railway's performance. The document will set forth targets for the coming 17 years for operational performance and upgradation of services. It will also have a detailed action plan for achieving the stipulated targets and necessary investment plans thereof.

Reiterating the commitment for passengers' amenities, he said the proposed document would also contain details of customer-centric modern passenger services and various freight schemes to sharpen the competitive edge of the Railways. Route wise planning would be done to reduce traffic bottlenecks, expand the network and modernize the Railways.

Passenger services will be governed by two words - 'comfort and convenience', he said. A multi-departmental innovation promotion group will also be set up in the Railway Board.

All Railway employees and citizens will be able to send their innovative suggestions to this group.

Lalu Prasad expressed the hope that proposed initiatives would inspire the Railway management and its employees to undertake new experiments and would lay a solid foundation for a resurgent Railway.


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