Saturday, 29 Feb 2020

Piyush Goyal empowers Railway GMs to spend necessary amount on safety

Mumbai (Maharshtra) , Sept 30 : In the wake of Friday's stampede at Elphinstone Road station, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday empowered the Railways' General Managers to spend whatever is necessary on safety.

Goyal took this decision while chairing a meeting with the senior officers of the Railway Board at Western Railways headquarters at Churchgate. Various major decisions were taken in the meeting, wherein passenger safety has been accorded the highest priority.

For next 18 months, General Managers of Railway zones have been delegated powers without limit for Safety related issues. They shall intimate Financial Commissioner (FC) within a week of sanction for provision, and FC shall confirm the same within 15 days. In case of disagreement, the matter shall be put up to the Railway Board for final decision within the same 15 days.

"To eliminate bureaucracy and delays, I have empowered GMs to spend whatever is necessary on safety," Piyush Goyal tweeted.

(ANI | 2 years ago)