Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
25-February-2011 14:49 IST
Setting up of Polytechnics and Creation of Sports Cadre
The Minister for Railways, Mamata Banerjee has announced that five polytechnics will be set up at Varanasi, Machlandpur, Vadodara, Bhilai and Hubli-Dharwad under Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The Minister said in Parliament today that this will contribute towards the national mission of skill development.

The Minister also said Railways will continue to strengthen the sports infrastructure and open more Sports Academies, Stadia and multi-purpose halls. Mamata Banerjee said it is also proposed to create a separate Sports Cadre so that aspirations of sports persons are fully met.