In an administrative overhaul of the Railway Board, a new arm has been constituted for overseeing implementation of projects under Gati Shakti Master Plan.
According to officials in the know, the Gati Shakti directorate of the Indian Railways will be headed by an official at the grade of additional member. It will be the 25th administrative directorate of the Indian Railways. Other directorates of the Indian Railways are electrical, tourism, signalling and telecom, economics, traffic, planning, and infrastructure among others.
"The implementation of the Railway's portion of the Gati Shakti programme will be prioritised by this directorate," a senior rail ministry official said.
The Rs. 100 lakh crores Gati Shakti programme was launched to reduce the logistic cost and enhance export competitiveness of the country.
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