Panaji :November 8, 2016 … The Union Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhu recently chaired the meeting held with the Chief Minister, Shri Laxmikant Parsekar along with the authorities of South Western Railways and Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. in the Secretariat at Porvorim.
The objective of the meeting was to discuss about the construction of overhead railway bridges and doubling of railway track laid down across the state.
It has been brought to the notice of the state Government that several railway crossings at different places in the state have been causing problems to the general public hence the need for the construction of overhead bridges was to felt. In order to resolve the problem, the Ministry of Railways had sanctioned overhead bridges and underground roads besides doubling of railway track in the state.
At the meeting, various aspects such as feasibility of areas for the construction overhead bridges, underground roads and doubling of railway track were also discussed. The aspect of acquisition of land without causing any hardship to the general public was also discussed at the meet.
Shri Rajan Naik, MLA Cuncolim, Shri R.K. Srivastava, Chief Secretary, Shri Swapnil Naik, Collector South Goa, Shri Daulat Hawaldar Secy. Information, Shri Sudhir Mahajan, Secy. Revenue, Shri Venancio Furtado, Director of land Surveys, Shri Johnson Fernandes, Addl. Collector South, Shri Rajendrakumar, Director Works, KRC, Shri L. Prabhu, KRC, Shri Sanjay Gupta, CMD, Shri A.K. Gupta, CMD, SWR were among those who attended the meet.