Commenting on the issue, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu told the media, “Railways has prepared vision documents but never National Rail Plan. Railways being the government organisation is always subject to lot of pull and pressure. There should be a concrete plan what we should do in the next 10/15 years.”
“Railways had prepared vision documents earlier also but this is different from vision. Vision cannot be realised in the absence of vision,” he added.
Seeking suggestions from all stakeholders, the Minister further asked all concerned including Chief Ministers, different ministries, business chambers to provide inputs for finalising the plan. Railways will be including all the ideas received during recently held Rail Vikas Shivir in the National Rail Plan.