What Is Special About Railway Budget This Year: 5 Points

What Is Special About Railway Budget This Year: 5 Points


New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the much awaited Union Budget 2018 and greeted the Modi government for their performance and placed many transformation proposals. After that finance Minister presented Railway Budget and it included the work done in past year and projects that will be take place in near future. This  budget is important for Modi government as this will be the last full-year Budget before the 2019 general elections.

What Finance Minister said in railway budget and the points you should know in railway budget are: 

12,000 wagons, 5160 coaches and 700 locomotives being procured.


There is significant achievements of physical targets by Railways ,all railways stations with more than 25,000 footfall to have escalators.


All railways stations and trains to have Wi-Fi and CCTVs progressively and Foundation stone of the bullet train was laid in September 2017.


An institute is coming up in Vadodara to train the manpower required for the high speed railway projects. Redevelopment of 600 major railway stations has been taken up; Mumbai transport system is being expanded; suburban network of 160 km planned for Bengaluru.


Focus will be on safety, maintenance of railway tracks, increase in use of technology and fog safety devices.


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