Railway board categorically denies auctioning railway stations

Shubhanshu Sharma
Published on: 23 Jun 2017 1:52 PM GMT
Railway board categorically denies auctioning railway stations
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Lucknow/Allahabad: The Railway Board on Friday categorically denied auctioning the railway stations of the country, rubbishing the recent reports which claimed that the railway ministry is planning to privatise the stations.

Railway Board chief AK Mittal, taking to media, confirmed that the government was not mulling to auction any of the railway stations.

"Indian railway stations will be redeveloped under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model to make them world-class. No stations will be auctioned," said AK Mittal at the North-Central Railways headquarters.

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"Private firms will be given the vacant lands and air space near railway stations for 45 years on lease for commercial works," he added.

Mittal was here to hold a review meeting over the preparations for the upcoming Ardh Kumbh with top officials of NCR, NR and NER.

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu Sharma

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