At the chief minister's request, the railway minister also gave his approval to the final location survey of the Tanakpur-Bageshwar rail line, it said.
Goyal also asked officials to take immediate steps for doubling the single-line on the Haridwar-Raiwala section and introducing direct train service between Dehradun and Rishikesh. He also asked officials to workout an action plan on commercial utilisation of the old Rishikesh railway station as suggested by the chief minister.
Goyal also asked officials of the Food and Public Distribution Ministry to release ₹640 crore of Uttarakhand's subsidy dues under the decentralised procurement system. PTI ALM KJ