PM Narendra Modi has set a five-year deadline for completing all pending projects. He told all secretaries at the Centre and chief secretaries in states that the “yesteryears’ speed of implementation won’t be acceptable”.
PM made these remarks while chairing the Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI), a monthly web-based interaction with bureaucrats.
The railway project was sanctioned in 1974-75 following a request from the state, but land acquisition started only in 2009. “PM said the country will not forgive all of us for such delays and exorbitant increase in project cost.
He said we will be celebrating 75 years of India’s independence in 2022. All departments must strive to ensure all pending projects are completed by then.