Jul 29, 2017

Ministry of Railways - Utilization of Space of Halt Stations

Railways have issued a new Non Fare Revenue Policy for encouraging viable proposals for generating revenue from non-conventional sources.
Zonal Railways and Divisions have been empowered under the policy to take decisions regarding revenue generating proposals, subject to feasibility and desirability which, inter-alia, includes selection of specific events and locations.

As part of the ‘Skill India’ initiative, Ministry of Railways had signed an MoU with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to make available spare capacity of Railway Infrastructure to MSDE for their skill development initiatives.  MSDE identified 53 locations spread across the country and identified the Training Partners who will set up Skill Development Centres through Directorate General of Training and National Skill Development Corporation.
Name of Zonal Railway
Name of Railway Station/Division
Central
Panvel (Mumbai),  Pune (Pune) and Jalgaon (Bhusaval)
Eastern
Asansol
Northern
Bhatinda(Ambala), Kiratpur Sahib(Ambala), Jind(Delhi), Lucknow(Lucknow), Udhampur(Ferozpur), Chandigarh(Ambala), Meerut(Delhi), Baghpat(Delhi), Bijnor(Moradabad), Haridwar(Moradabad),  Pratapgarh(Lucknow) and Amritsar
North Eastern
Varanasi, Ghazipur (Varanasi), Siwan (Varanasi), Lucknow(Anand  Nagar), Chhapra (Sonepur)
Northeast Fronter
Dibrugarh (Tinsukia)
Southern
Kannur (Palghat),  Trivandrum (Trivandrum)
Western
Mumbai,  Gandhinagar (Ahmedabad),  Ujjain (Ratlam)
South Central
Eluru(BZA), Nellore(BZA), Ongole(BZA), Nizamabad(Hyderabad), Bhongir(Secunderabad),  Mahbubabad (Secunderabad)
East Central
Hajipur(Sonepur), Patna(Danapur), Jamui(Danapur), Chandauli(Mughalsarai)
East Coast
Waltair
North Central
Gwalior(Jhansi),  Mirzapur(Allahabad),  Allahabad
North Western
Jodhpur,  Dausa(Jaipur),  Bikaner
South East Central
Nagpur,  Mandla(Nagpur)
South West
Bangalore,  Hubli,  Belgaum(Hubli)
West Central
Vidisha(Bhopal),   Kota,  Hoshangabad(Bhopal),  Sagar(Jabalpur)

Out of the above in 16 locations, agreements have been signed/site handed over and 3 more are under process.  In 20 places, even though locations have been identified, the training partners are yet to respond.  Further, in 14 locations, either there is no response or the alternative locations offered by Railway are not being considered by the training partners.
477 people are under training at these Skill Development Centres. 255 people have completed their training so far.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha