Railways to unveil roadmap for 4-5 years

 Cash-strapped railways will soon unveil its turnaround roadmap for the next four-five years, which will act as a strategy for the next 20 years, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said here on Friday.

New Delhi: Cash-strapped railways will soon unveil its turnaround roadmap for the next four-five years, which will act as a strategy for the next 20 years, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said here on Friday.

"The roadmap for next four-five years is being readied and we will present it within two months," he said at the rail infrastructure summit organised by the PHDCCI here.

"The roadmap will be ready so that next four budgets can be taken care of," Sinha said adding "It can also be used as strategy for the next 20 years."

After taking over, new Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu had asked for a White Paper on the national transporter.

Seeking private participation, Sinha said, "Railways is in the midst completing an exercise for finalising 50-60 railway projects to be executed in PPP model."

The identified projects would be shortly put on the website of the Ministry with all details and deadlines for their commissioning as also attract wider participation of investors for their timely execution, he said.

He said the Narendra Modi government was committed to uplift railways to meet modern requirements.

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