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Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Railway Act amendments get committee approval

LEGISLATION WATCH- House committee approves Railway Act amendments: A House joint committee yesterday approved government amendments to the Railway Act that would hand more powers to regulate the national railway system to the Transport Minister, according to Al Shorouk. The bill would give the minister jurisdiction over the land used by the railway, and powers to transfer privately-owned land adjacent to the railway network into the hands of the state. The bill will now be sent to the Council of State for review.

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