MoR strengthens coordination mechanism with state governments for faster execution of projects

The Ministry of Railways (MoR) is currently working on a system of nodal/coordinating officers of both railways and state governments to expedite the implementation of railway projects by improving coordination and monitoring. Issues under consideration include alignment, land acquisition, forestry and wildlife clearances, law and order problems, road over- and underbridges, shifting of electrical lines, canal crossings, funding of projects, identification of interested parties, etc. Nodal officers have also been nominated from zonal railways for each state and have been entrusted with identifying projects requiring coordination with the state government and arranging meetings of railway officials with state government officials. To further streamline information flow during meetings with MoR officials, nodal officers in the railway board for each state have also been nominated to keep the updated status of various railway-related demands and monitor the progress of various projects and issues.