Jobs in railways are open to all eligible citizens of India and there is no specific policy for employment of people of a specific region or terrain, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.
"A railway line in any area is an engine of growth and it generates large quantum of direct and indirect employment which is not possible to quantify. Such employment is not created in terms of a particular project," Minister for Railways Manoj Sinha said during Question Hour.
He said the Railway Ministry has sanctioned 55 new lines, nine gauge conversions and 128 doubling projects since 2009.
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Sinha said the Railways have numerous projects worth Rs 2,58,00,000 crore remained incomplete and steps are being taken to accelerate them.