Piyush Goyal reviews 59 issues in critical infrastructure projects

Trade and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has examined 59 issues in 20 critical infrastructure projects, with an expected investment value of nearly Rs 2.7 lakh crore, an official statement said on Friday.

The minister issued instructions and deadlines to ensure prompt resolution of outstanding issues for the early commissioning of projects, he said.

Among the projects under review are dedicated freight corridors along the eastern and western routes, and the Amritsar Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC), he said.

The minister also stressed the importance of regular monitoring at several levels of infrastructure projects essential for economic growth and job creation in the country, the statement added.

“The minister examined 59 problems in 20 critical infrastructure projects with an expected investment value of nearly Rs 2.7 lakh crore,” he said.

Senior officials from key central ministries, including railways, oil and natural gas, road transport and highways, environment, forestry and climate change, were also present at the meeting.

The meeting took place on June 29.

AKIC crosses seven states and would facilitate the development of industrial manufacturing in the region of the dedicated freight corridor to the east.

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