PM Narendra Modi to brainstorm with rail staff over roadmap for railways

An official said these ideas will form the basis of the road map for the railways and will be monitored by the Prime Minister himself.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: October 2, 2016 3:09 pm
narendra modi, modi, pm modi, pm modi railways, railways roadmap, india newsa The railways has shortlisted eight themes to be taken up during the three-day event. (Representational image)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak to around 400 railway staff in person, and around 20,000 over video conferencing to firm up a road map with innovative ideas to ensure the national transporter meets the aspirations in a fast changing scenario.

In a first in railways, Modi will attend ‘Rail Vikas Shivir’ — the brainstorming session with the employees — from November 25 to 27.

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“The objective of the meet is to generate innovative and practical ideas from within the organisation that will help Indian Railways achieve commercial and societal objectives and become a world-class organisation,” a senior official involved with the idea generation conference, said.

These ideas will form the basis of the road map for the railways and will be monitored by the Prime Minister himself, he said. The railways has shortlisted eight themes to be taken up during the three-day event, including ways to ensure every train journey is a pleasurable experience for the passengers and making the railways the preferred freight carrier.

Since the earnings from freight and passengers are not very encouraging, the railways is focusing on non-fare revenue in a major way. The ‘Looking Beyond Fare’ theme will also be a part of the conference, which aims to dramatically improve non-fare revenue through advertising and real estate development.

‘Zero Fatalities’ and modernisation of rail infrastructure with the use of latest technology are some of the other themes to be taken up. All railway zones and divisions have been instructed to gear up for the three-day idea generation discussion with the Prime Minister. Each zone, headed by a general manager, is expected to prepare and present 10 to 15 unique ideas for the Rail Vikas Shivir.

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  1. P
    Oct 2, 2016 at 9:49 am
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      Alok ranjan
      Oct 6, 2016 at 2:55 pm
      Railway ko swaksh banane ke liye sabhi station pe gutkha or tambakku bechana band karana padega or train me bhechna band karana chahiye
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        C.Simon K
        Oct 17, 2016 at 1:21 pm
        Public Awareness Campaign to be organised on how to use and maintain Penger Amenities, Cleanliness, Politeness to;br/gt;Public Awareness Campaign to be conducted to civilised Indian Railways Pengers.
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          Sankaran Krishnan
          Oct 2, 2016 at 10:44 am
          Good initiative to begin with such brain storming session with the Railways which will motivate the Railway personnel to come out with more suggestions and to improve the services with Innovation and out of box thinking due to successive congress govt. failures in taking the Railways to the next level of Corporate ladder which is a must in today's environment for faster and speedy connectivity.
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            monu singh
            Nov 19, 2016 at 1:15 am
            Its a Fantastic move by the PM and the railway department. I am sure this will yield concrete results for the betterment of the dept.
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