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Union Budget 2017: What Did Railway Get?

Railways Budget was always an individual entity for last 92 year till 2016. Today, the legacy was broken by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today as the Railway was a part of Union Budget this time.

Railway in Union Budget

Below are the major highlights of the what Railway got from the Union Budget 2017-18:

  • A significant rise of 22% in the budget for Railways.
  • Jaitley announced creation of a Rail safety fund which has initial corpus of Rs 100,000 crore. This will created over the span of next 5 years.
  • The tickets booked through IRCTC will be free from the service charge.
  • Lifts and escalators for 500 stations for differently abled.
  • To launch pilgrimage and tourism dedicated trains.
  • A new policy related to Metro Rail; to focus on job creation for youth.
  • 25 new train stations to get operationalize during 2017-18.
  • Bio-toilets in all the coaches of the Indian Railways by 2019.
  • Railways to partner with different institutions for end to end transport solutions for selected commodities.
  • To eliminate unmanned railway level crossings by 2020.

 

 

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