Sujay Mehdudia

NEW DELHI: In a bid to improve infrastructure and passenger amenities, the Railway Ministry has constituted a Core Group for monitoring of Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects related to development of “world class railway stations” across the country, including the New Delhi Railway Station.

Official sources said the Committee would set up a clear timeframe for each of the 22 railway stations, which would be upgraded to world-class stations.

The Core Group would take stock of the progress and also devise a format for compiling a monthly progress report. The move would give further flip to the modernisation activities aimed at improving passenger amenities.

Sources said the Group would review and strengthen other related departments of the Railway Board to enable them to deliver results as per the targets laid down for PPP projects.

The Core Group would also formulate a list of preparatory activities to be completed by the Zonal Railways before any station was taken up for being developed as a world-class one and this would include the dedicated organisational set-up that needed to be created within the Zonal Railways for this purpose.