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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
25-February-2011 15:3 IST
Integrated Suburban Railway Networks for Large Cities Rail Vikas Corporation to be Set up for Kolkata
The Railways have proposed to develop integrated suburban railway networks in large cities like Mumbai, bringing together suburban railway, metro railway and other rail infrastructure under a single integrated system. This will provide faster, efficient, affordable and comfortable transportation to the citizens. Stating this in the Railway Budget for 2011-12, the Minister of Railways, Mamata Banerjee, said here today that this concept will be introduced in those cities where suburban system exists, such as Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Chennai. She proposed to strengthen the suburban system of Hyderabad-Secunderabad by implementing six projects under MMTS Phase II.

In order to improve Kolkata’s suburban railway system, the Minister of Railways proposed to set up Kolkata Rail Vikas Corporation (KRVC) on the lines of Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC), which will raise funds through banks and other financial institutions, Municipal Corporation and other stakeholders. She said that similar corporations can be considered for congested suburban systems in other states.