The recent visit of Railway Minister to Jodhpur witnesses an announcement for the call for privitisation of railway stations, as reported by Feonline.
The minister Suresh Prabhu asked industrialists to come forward with regards to development of railway stations on PPP model and assured them of full assistance from his ministry.
The minister was addressing industrialists at the Jodhpur Industries Association hall. He was of the opinion that these features can play an important role in taking the country to desired heights in manufacturing sector.
Highlighting the tourism potential in Rajasthan, Prabhu mentioned that Central and state governments together are forming a company to explore tourism potential in the state and addressing rail-related issues in a better way. A new tourism policy will also be drafted, which will provide new direction to the tourism industry in the state.
The proactive tour also had the minister meet up with erstwhile ruler of Jodhpur Gaj Singh II to explore possibilities wherein Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA) and the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) could work together. The discussions were centred around restoring and developing heritage properties and unused ancient rail lines as a part of a tourist circuit.