The ministry of Railways will conduct a study for building railway and ropeway on the lines of Switzerland in Uttarakhand. The Union minister for Railways, Food and Public Distribution, Piyush Goyal said this when chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat met him in New Delhi on Tuesday.
On the CM’s request, the union minister granted approval to the final location survey for Tanakpur-Bageshwar rail line.
He also granted approval to doubling of the single track in the Haridwar-Raiwala section and construction of a diversion line before Raiwala station for provision of direct rail service between Dehradun and Yognagari Rishikesh. The minister directed the railways officials to take necessary actions immediately. On the suggestion made by Rawat, the minister also asked officials to prepare a work plan for commercial use of the old Rishikesh railway station.
Further, responding to a request made by the CM, Goyal directed officials of the Food and Public Distribution ministry to release the Rs 640 crore due in subsidy to Uttarakhand under the decentralised purchase system.