India: PM Modi pulls up railways for large corruption cases

Author(s): UNK | Date: April 27, 2017 | Language: English
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Unhappy with large number of corruption related complaints in railways, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed Ministry of Railways for strictest possible action against railway officials found guilty of corruption and to take measures to curtail corrupt practices.
The direction came as prime minister reviewed the vital infrastructure projects related to railway, road, aviation, rural development and power sectors spread in several states. He also called for a consolidated approach to existing projects, and working towards their completion within strict timelines.
“Noting that a large number of complaints were related to corrupt practices of officials, he directed strictest possible action against Railway officials found guilty of corruption. He asked the Indian Railways to work towards a unified single telephone number for all grievances and queries,” said a senior government official.