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Parliamentary Panel Report on Railways
Feb 19, 2014

To solve the problem of land acquisition for railway projects, a parliamentary committee has recommended amendment in the Railway Act 1989 to make the process easier.

The Standing Committee on Railways has expressed dissatisfaction at the oft-repeated explanations given by Railways for delay in execution of projects because of issues over land acquisition and forestry clearances among others.  There were also problems of adverse law and order situation and other market forces, failure of contracts and technological changes, improved standard of construction and other changes in scope of work due to change in traffic pattern, the committee observed, adding these problems are not new to the ministry and are being faced by it all through.

On the problem of land acquisition, the 31-member committee headed by DMK MP T R Baalu, felt that if need be, the Railway Act 1989 may be suitably amended to make the acquisition process easier and avoid inordinate delays in execution of projects. 


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