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CS reviews rail projects, directs officials to work in time frame

Ranchi, July 25: Reviewing the rail projects, Chief Secretary Raj Bala Verma today said that very soon the nine rail projects of the state will open avenues of development in the state. Presently, work is in progress on six rail projects whereas land has been acquired for four rail projects, she said.

Verma discussed the matter with ACs and land acquisition officers through video conferencing and directed them to pay the compensation amount to rayyats immediately against the land acquired. Their grievances should be considered promptly and a separate cell should be made to keep an eye on everyday development and applications.

The CS said that slackness in work will not be tolerated. NOCs should be obtained from forest department and work completed in timeframe.
Verma said that SAI should submit its report on the action taken in fixed timeframe. Expansion of rail network is indispensable from economic development point of view. Work is progressing on six rail projects including Tori-Shivpuri, Ranchi-Koderma, Koderma-Giridih, Godda-Hansdiha, Jasidih-Pirpainti etc. Moreover, the state govt. is initiating to work with Government of India on joint venture on three projects namely Namkom-Kandra, Giridih-Madhuban-Parasnath and Tori-Chatra.

Principal Secretary of Transport Department K.K. Khandelwal, Revenue Director K. Sriniwasan and other railways and road construction officers were present on this occasion.

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