Union Railway Ministry and Gujarat government will set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for expediting the State´s rail projects.
´Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and I have agreed to set up an SPV for speedy implementation of railway projects in the State,´ Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on the sidelines of an event. The SPV is expected to cater to the development of Sabarmati and Surat railway stations and other projects. During a meeting with Prabhu, Patel discussed the progress on Ahmedabad Metro project and raised the issue of 38 permissions pending with the railways at zonal and divisional levels for canal crossings under the Sardar Sarovar Canal project. The Railway Minister assured all assistance in this regard and also suggested forming a ´joint task force´ to find an early solution to all other rail-related issues.