New Delhi, Feb 26: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has hike the fund allocation under Railways staff quarters by 50 per cent over the previous year to provide Rs 300 crore.
While presenting the Railways Budget for 2013-14 in Parliament on Tuesday, he said the construction of staff quarters has been hampered by funding constraints. Encouraged by the success of Ministry of Urban Development in constructing staff quarters through PPP mode, his Ministry proposes to adopt the same in the Railways.
He announced the provision of hostel facilities for single women railway employees at all Divisional headquarters.
He further announced that condition of barracks would be improved to provide better living condition to the RPF personnel.