Railways to set up five new Kendriya Vidyalayas

"The HRD Ministry has sanctioned five KVs to be set up on railway land," said a senior Railway Ministry official. He said apart from children of railway employees, outsiders can also enrol in such schools.

Railways had earlier this year signed an MoU with the HRD Ministry to develop educational infrastructure on railway land identified by the Railway Ministry. Under the agreement, around 50 Kendriya Vidyalayas are expected to come up in the unutilised railway land.

The MoU also seeks to cover the development of new facilities as well as the upgradation of existing educational and technical institutions being managed by Railways for which the HRD Ministry would provide necessary assistance and know-how.

The two Ministries had also constituted a high-powered working group, consisting of senior officials and experts, to work out a roadmap for implementing the programme. Railways had also signed an MoU with the Health and Family Welfare Ministry to set up health care facilities on its unutilised land for the benefit of rail travellers and people living close to railway properties.

As per the agreement, as many as 480 health care facilities are expected to be set up in major stations across India. The agreement also seeks to set up super speciality hospitals.

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