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Jun 30 2017 (20:49)   Indian Railways safety overhaul at risk due to rail shortage- documents

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[NEW DELHI] A planned US$15 billion safety overhaul of India's ageing rail network is facing delays as the country's state steel company is unable to meet demand for new rails, according to two government documents seen by Reuters.
State-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has promised to meet only around 78 per cent of demand in the year to end-March 2018, prompting Indian Railways to escalate the problem to the office of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, communications between the railways and the steel ministry show.
The shortfall means upgrades of the accident-prone
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network could move at a slower pace than the five years initially planned, and underscores the problems facing Mr Modi as he tries to modernize India's infrastructure. Supplies of rails are only expected to improve next year.
"(The) ambitious programme of capacity augmentation undertaken by railways and track renewal, the foremost priority in the recently created (railway safety fund) ... crucially hinges on the supply of rail," Railways Board Chairman AK Mital wrote in a letter to Steel Secretary Aruna Sharma on May 19.

  
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