Railway budget highlights 4

* Local art to be highlighted at railway stations

Pic. Courtesy: indianrailnews.com
Pic. Courtesy: indianrailnews.com

* Academic facility at Vadodara being upgraded to university level

* Railways to generate 9 crore man days of employment in 2017-18 and 14 crore man days in 2018-19

* To increase lower berth quota for senior citizens by 50 percent

* Dedicated freight corridors envisaged for North-South, East-West and East Coast alignments

* Social media being increasingly used to ensure transparency

* Online booking of retiring rooms made possible

* 17,000 additional bio-toilets to be provided by the end of current fiscal

* Finalised bids for two new loco factories under Make in India initiative

* WiFi facilities at 100 more stations this year and 400 stations next year

* 2,800 km of broad gauge track conversion envisaged

* Seven km of broad gauge lines to be commissioned every day during 2016-17

* Hope to commission 19 km of new broad gauge track every day by 2018-19

* Rs.8.8 lakh crore to be spent on infrastructure in five years

* Rs.40,000 crore expected from the government as budgetary support

* Budget that reflects the expectations of the entire nation

* Making all-out efforts to translate dream of Prime minister Narendra Modi into reality

* Aiming tom achieve operation ratio of 92 percent

* Saving of Rs.8,720 crore from last year’s estimates

* Envisaging capital expenditure of Rs.1.21 lakh crore


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