Railways lays 5,000 km of track per year, targets 10,000 km: RN Sunkar, Member of Railway Board

RN Sunkar highlighted that in the previous regime, only 1,000 km of railway track was laid in India per year, indicating the significant progress being made under the current government.

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Roop Narayan Sunkar, Member ( Infrastructure), Railway Board
Roop Narayan Sunkar, Member ( Infrastructure), Railway Board

GORAKHPUR (Metro Rail News ): On Sunday, RN Sunkar, the Member of Railway Board (Infrastructure), shared that the Indian Railways is expanding and strengthening rail infrastructure in the country by laying 5,000 km of track every year. He also added that the track-laying work will be increased to 10,000 km per year in the near future.

In the meeting held at the North Eastern Railway (NER) general manager’s office to review ongoing track conversion, rail track electrification, and new rail line projects, Member of Railway Board (Infrastructure), RN Sunkar highlighted that in the previous regime, only 1,000 km of railway track was laid in India per year, indicating the significant progress being made under the current government. During the meeting, he instructed officials to ensure that ongoing track conversion, rail track electrification, and new rail line projects are completed in a timely manner.

Furthermore, Sunkar emphasized that the Centre has high expectations from the railways and commended the Railway Board’s improved functioning, where proposals can now receive approval within hours instead of a month, as was the case previously. He urged officials to work together as a team to meet people’s expectations and complete projects efficiently.

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