Railways Minister Piyush Goyal reviewed the performance of Zonal Railways viz Central Railway, Western Railway & Konkan Railway with the General Managers and other senior officials of Zonal Railways & Konkan Railway in Mumbai.
Goyal also held a review meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis about Indian Railways-related projects in Mumbai and Maharashtra.
Among other things, issues regarding implementation of an Integrated Ticketing System in Mumbai “were resolved” in the meeting, a statement from the chief minister’s office said.
The system will seek to integrate ticketing for different transport systems — trains, metro and bus service — operating in Mumbai.
It was decided in the meeting that the work of the Rs 2,782-crore Mumbai Urban Transport Project-3 (Panvel-Karjat corridor) would be speeded up.
The MUTP-3A projects, Belapur-Seawood-Uran new line, Panvel-Kalamboli coach terminus and land acquisition issues of Roha-Veer project were also discussed.
Land acquisition for a sixth line between Mumbai Central to Borivali, land requirements for Ahmednagar- Beed-Parli Vaijnath, Wardha-Ballarshah, Bhusaval-Jalgaon and Wardha-Nagpur third line was discussed in the meeting, the CMO said.
Goyal also reiterated that punctuality of the trains needs to be improved without affecting the routine maintenance work related to Safety of passengers.