PM Modi reviews progress towards handling grievances to Railways

New Delhi [India] Apr 26 (ANI): The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired the 18th interaction through PRAGATI, the Information and communications technology (ICT) based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.

The Prime Minister reviewed the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to the Railways.

He directed strictest possible action against Railway officials found guilty of corruption.

The Prime Minister also asked the Railways to work towards a unified single telephone number for all grievances and queries, including helpline in the case of an accident.

He further reviewed the progress of vital infrastructure projects in the railway, road and power sectors, spread over several states including Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland.

The projects that were reviewed in the meeting were the Mumbai Metro, the Tirupati-Chennai Highway, long-pending road projects in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Manipur, and important power transmission lines in Jammu and Kashmir and the North-East.

Reviewing 'Mission Indradhanush' for universal immunization of children, the Prime Minister asked for targeting attention in strict timeframes for the 100 worst performing districts in this regard.

He said youth organizations such as the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and Nehru Yuva Kendra could be involved in the outreach effort to ensure that no child was left without the benefit of immunization.

Reviewing the implementation of 'Swachhta Action Plans', the Prime Minister said that events such as Swachhta fortnights should be converted into movements towards permanent solutions.

On the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), the Prime Minister asked officials to quantify and document the gains achieved through the use of latest technology, such as LED bulbs, so that the benefits could be better appreciated by one and all.

He urged all Secretaries of the Indian Government and all Chief Secretaries of States to come up with concrete plans and objectives for transformative change to be achieved by the 75th anniversary of independence in 2022.

With regard to cleanliness, he urged for maximum efforts ahead of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary by 2019. (ANI)