50 Kendriya Vidyalas to come up on railway land

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 23:35

New Delhi: HRD Ministry today joined hands
with railways for setting up 50 Kendriya Vidyalayas on railway
land across the country.

An MoU was signed between the HRD Ministry and the
Railways today for developing educational infrastructure in
railway land in the country.

"We would set up 20 Kendriya Vidyalays in the Eleventh
Plan and 30 more Kendriya Vidyalays (KVs)in the next Plan in
railway land across the country," said HRD Minister Kapil
Sibal here.

Besides KVs, the two ministries would strive for
setting up residential schools, model degree colleges and
technical and management institutions on railway land as per
the MoU.

"Our plan is to set up about 10 residential schools on
the pattern of Navodaya Vidyalaya", said Sibal.

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was also present
on the occasion, said "this is a historic occasion as we are
signing MoU with the HRD Ministry for setting up model school,
colleges, technical and management institutions in railway
land."

She said the proposal for developing educational
institutions on railway land had come from railway employees
unions. So these proposed schools, colleges and technical and
management intuitions will be beneficial for railway employees
as well as also common people, she added.

-PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 23:35

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