Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New Delhi: Safety measures at unmanned level crossings and arrangements for disabled at rail premises will be some of the additional issues that will be examined by a parliamentary panel on Railways.

(File Photo): Parliamentary committee headed by Bhartruhari Mahtab reviews Railway initiatives on ECOR

The Railway Convention Committee, headed by BJD MP Bhartuhari Mahatab, will examine R&D in Railways, safety provisions at unmanned level crossings and facilities given to passengers with disabilities between 2014-19 and submit report to Parliament, according to the Lok Sabha bulletin.

Besides, the parliamentary panel will also examine the promotion of travel, tourism and catering services by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) and construction of railway systems, tunnels, bridges and project management by Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL).

The committee has earlier submitted two reports in the last Parliament session recommending the rate of dividend for railways in 2014-2015 at 5 per cent and for 2015-16 at 4 per cent.

The panel, which came into existence in April last year, tabled two reports in Parliament on December 22.

For arriving at dividend rate of 4 per cent for 2015-16, the panel took into consideration the imminent impact of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

The Convention Committee will also look into consultancy, engineering and project management services by Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES) and submit reports.


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