Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Kerala to set up Railway Development Corporation

The Kerala government proposes to constitute a railway development corporation on the lines of that in Maharashtra to take up infrastructure development, the assembly was told on Tuesday.

Replying to a calling attention motion, law and parliamentary affairs Minister M Vijayakumar said the government would convene a high-level meeting to be presided over by Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan to discuss railway development.

A permanent monitoring cell comprising members of parliament from Kerala would also be set up, he added.

The Minister said the government would continue to exert pressure on the centre to fulfil Kerala’s demand for a separate railway zone. In the absence of a zone, the state was deprived of its legitimate share in the development of railways, he said.


Post a Comment

<< Home