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WB rail projects to be taken up when land is available: Goyal

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Piyush Goyal today said projects in will be taken up as soon as the provides land.

Several railway ventures in the state, including those related to Metro connectivity, are at different stages of development, with some facing delay due to unavailability of land.

"All projects will be taken up when land is made available," Goyal said during a video conference with journalists from different parts of the country.

Chairman had said in March that at least 50-km length of additional Metro railway service will be added to the existing facility in the city by June 2021.

However, encroachment of acquired land, litigations and other land acquisition issues have delayed work in several Metro projects, including those on Joka-BBD Bag route.

Goyal also said that the Railways is "actively considering" a facility in

"The ministry has received a proposal for setting up a and maintenance facility from Chief Minister and for Railway Rajen Gohain," he added.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 16:55 IST