Railway Budget 2018: Bullet Train Coming Soon

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    As per today's Union Budget presentation, Rs 1,48,528 crore will be the capital expenditure for Indian Railways for period 2018-19. Finance minister Arun Jaitley also said that there were significant achievements of physical targets by the Railway Ministry.

    Increased safety and redevelopment

    Railway ministry plans to focus on safety, maintenance of railway tracks, increase in use of technology and fog safety devices.

    600 major railway stations will be redeveloped has been taken up.

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

     

    City Transport

    Mumbai transport system expansion is underway. A suburban network of 160 km planned for Bengaluru.

    Bullet Train

    The foundation stone of the bullet train was laid in September 2017 and an institute is coming up in Vadodara to train the manpower required for the high speed railway projects.

    State of the art railway stations

    All railways stations with more than 25,000 footfall will have escalators. All railways stations and trains to have Wi-Fi and CCTVs progressively.

    Story first published: Thursday, February 1, 2018, 16:35 [IST]
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