The Minister of Railways Mr. Suresh Prabhu has proposed to transform Indian Railways through 7 Mission Mode activities – Avataran, in his Railway Budget 2016-17. Let’s understand these activities in brief!
Mission 25 Tonne
Mission Zero Accident: It comprises of 2 sub-missions
Mission PACE (Procurement and Consumption Efficiency)
Mission beyond Book-keeping
Mission Capacity Utilisation
It proposes to prepare a blueprint for making full use of the huge new capacity that will be created through 2 Dedicated Freight Corridors between Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata scheduled to be commissioned by 2019
Shri Prabhu said that each of the Missions will be headed by a Mission Director reporting directly to the Chairman, Railway Board for a timely targeted delivery. Each Mission will have annual outcome based performance targets.
Source - Ministry of Railways | Pic - Indian Railways Budget
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