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Netherlands'' King Willem-Alexander , Queen Maxima, gets warm welcome in Alappuzha        PM Modi has no understanding of economy: Rahul        INX Media: Chidambaram conspired with son, misused official position, says CBI charge sheet        US dream shattered, 311 Indians land in Delhi after deportation from Mexico        US to host 2020 G7 summit at a Trump golf resort        Trump speaks over phone with Turkey''s Erdogan over cease-fire in Syria        Twin blasts in Afghanistan''s mosque kill 62        China''s Q3 GDP growth slows to 6%, slowest in 27 years        Ranchi Test: India eye clean sweep against Proteas        Pakistan sacks Sarfaraz as captain in Test, T20I formats        Mentally-unstable man jumps inside lion enclosure in Delhi zoo, escapes unhurt        BSF jawan killed, 1 injured in firing by Bangladeshi troops along border in West Bengal        At least 35 people killed in bus accident in western Saudi Arabia        UK, EU hail new Brexit deal, but Parliament sign-off hangs in balance        Nearly 100 people injured in Catalonia unrest on Wednesday: Medics        Indo-Pak bilateral ties subject to approval from PMs of both countries: Ganguly        Aiden Markram ruled out of Ranchi Test with wrist injury        Indian challenge ends at Denmark Open        Aussie cricketer Watson apologies for 'illicit' social media posts        India's performance was no match to atmosphere at Salt Lake: Chhetri        
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Railways'' EGoS to develop 50 sts, permit pvt operators to run 150 trains with world class tech
 
New Delhi: Ministry of Railways has decided to constitute an Empowered Group of Secretaries(EGoS) for development of 50 Railway stations to world class standards and permit private passenger train operators to run 150 trains with world class technology over Indian Railways network. The move of the Railways comes close on the heels of NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant seeking formation of an ''empowered group of secretaries'' to push forward the Rs 1 lakh crore project of Railways.

The Empowered Group will consist of Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog--Chairman; and there will be four Members, including Chairman of Railway Board; Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs; Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and Financial Commissioner(Railways), an order from the Railway Ministry said here on Thursday. The terms of reference of the EGoS will be approval of the bidding process along with Bid documents including RFQ/RFP and concession agreements. Monitor the bidding process and to take decisions to ensure the awards of projects in a time bound manner.

The tenure of EGoS shall be one year from the date of its constitution. The Headquarters of EGoS will be at New Delhi, the Ministry order added. In a letter written to Chairman of Railway Board V K Yadav, Mr Kant had criticised the prolonged delay in a station redevelopment project and also suggested that an empowered group consisting of various secretaries and concerned railway officials will help speed up the project in a "time bound manner".


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KERALA NEWS
Netherlands'' King Willem-Alexander , Queen Maxima, gets warm welcome in Alappuzha
 Alappuzha: Netherlands'' King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, who are on a two-day visit to Keral  
Scribe's death:Kerala IAS officer's suspension extended
Kerala's CPI to discuss Vedas and Marxism in seminar
Kerala Assembly session from Oct 28
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
US to host 2020 G7 summit at a Trump golf resort
 Washington: The G7 Summit in 2020 would be held at President Donald Trump''s golf resort in Florida
Trump speaks over phone with Turkey''s Erdogan over cease-fire in Syria
Twin blasts in Afghanistan''s mosque kill 62
At least 35 people killed in bus accident in western Saudi Arabia
NATIONAL NEWS
PM Modi has no understanding of economy: Rahul
 Mahendragarh: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has n
US dream shattered, 311 Indians land in Delhi after deportation from Mexico
Mentally-unstable man jumps inside lion enclosure in Delhi zoo, escapes unhurt
Senior Odisha BJP leader Damodar Rout quits party
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