India Budget 2019: Govt allocates Rs.83,301 crores for Metro & Railways

Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has presented today Union Budget in the Parliament for the financial year 2019-20. For railway passengers, the government has made several announcements in the budget. Let’s know what the people who travel in the railway have got in the interim budget of 2018-2019. Describing railways, Goyal said that our government has done the work of reducing the deficit of the Railways. This year has been the safest for the Railways.

Urban Transport news reports further:

In the Budget Rs.18,714 crores have been allocated for Metro Railways and RRTS projects in India.

In a major boost to Regional connectivity in NCR, Government of India has allocated Rs. 1000 Crore to Country’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) in the interim budget.

Rs.17,714 crores have been allocated for various Metro rail projects in India.

Piyush Goyal said on Friday that the government has allocated Rs 64,587 crore to the Railways in the interim budget of 2019-20. While presenting the interim budget in Parliament, Goyal said, “It has been the safest year in the history of Indian Railways. We have started freight services in the north-east. ‘

Vande Bharat Express country’s first high-speed train
Piyush Goyal said, “Indian Railways has been the safest year. The unmanned crossing of all broad gauge railway lines in the country. On the country’s first high-speed train, he further said, “For the first time ‘Vande Bharat’ Semi High-Speed Train was built in India. Modern facilities have been provided in Vande Bhain Express. We expanded the railway in the north-eastern states. The government has expanded container cargo for the North-East.

Regarding the manufacturing of engineless train 18, he said, “Vande Bharat Express will provide universal service in speed, security, and service. This is a great success developed by our engineers, who will speed up the ‘Make in India‘ program and create jobs. Goyal said that traveling to Vande BharatExpress will give world-class experience to Indian travelers. He said, “All unmanned crossings of the broad gauge network were completely removed.”

Railways received 64,587 crore
Goyal said, ‘In the Budget allocation to Railways, Rs 64,587 crore has been given for the financial year 2019-20.’ He further said, “In fact, the total capital expenditure of the Railways will be Rs 1,58,658 crore, which is historic.” Goyal also said that the operating ratio of the railway will be reduced to 95 percent in the financial year 2019-20, whereas in the financial year 2018-19 it was 96.2 percent.


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