G-RIDE’s Vision of a Connected Gujarat To develop best-in-class railway infrastructure for inclusion of unserved areas in Gujarat through cooperative federalism
To act as the institutional platform of the Government of Gujarat and the Indian Railways for collaboration, consultation and faster decision making in delivering railway infrastructure development,.
To realize the vision for “Cooperative Federalism” that caters more efficiently to local aspirations. To enable an anchor role to the government of Gujarat in the planning and implementation of railway infrastructure..
Rail transportation has a number of favorable characteristics as compared to road transportation. It is six times more energy-efficient than road and four times more economical.
GUJARAT RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Railways have an important responsibility to provide linkages to the upcoming centers of growth and in Rail Budget 2016, importance was given on Creation of Joint Ventures with State Governments for undertaking rail based projects. Considering the fact the state government has given the green signal in forming a new company, named 'Gujarat Rail Infrastructure Development Ltd (G-RIDE)' to develop rail infrastructure in the state. The state government's stake will be 51% while that of Indian Railways will be 49%. This company will work on projects to improve connectivity and correct missing links in the state.