New Delhi : The Indian Railways has a pivotal role to help India register an economic growth rate of over 9%, Union Railways Minister, Pawan Kumar Bansal said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi.

“We must think out of the box to achieve the ambitious nine per cent growth target and Indian Railways can play a very important role in this behalf by contributing about two percentage points of country’s economic growth,” Bansal said while inaugurating an international conference titled ‘Rail@2020: Public-Private Partnership,’ organised by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

The minister said that we need dedicated freight corridors to achieve this target and for this purpose, the government has planned two primary corridors-eastern and western corridor: one from Ludhiana to Kolkata and the other from Delhi to Mumbai.

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