Minister of State for Railways Darshana Jardosh held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar on Monday under the chairmanship of Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel for smooth coordination between the central government and state government on Indian Railways projects.
The Minister of State for Railways thanked the CM for the fact that 98.7% of the work of land acquisition in Gujarat for upcoming India’s first Bullet Train Project- Ahmedabad-Mumbai High-Speed Rail, has been achieved with the active cooperation of the revenue department.
According to an official release, considering that the state of Gujarat gets the advantage of both the Centre and the state government, the Union Minister expressed expectation that key projects of Indian Railways in the state will be finished on time.
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel told the officials that such an atmosphere should be developed where the pending problems related to the national transporter between the state and the central governments could be resolved via discussion and mutual understanding, as per the official release.
In this regard, the Chief Minister directed the Chief Secretary, Pankaj Kumar, to set an institutionalised system for different problems, including the dedicated freight corridor (DFC), state-central partnership in railway overbridge, and to carry out a review meeting after one month to settle the questions that come up.
According to the report, the high-level meeting in Gandhinagar was attended by the concerned ministers and top officials of Gujarat’s urban development department, roads and buildings department, and revenue department.
Apart from them, Ministry of Railways officials, Dedicated Freight Corridor, and Western Railway High-Speed Rail Corporation were also attending the meeting, as per the report.