Many announcements made about railways in the budget, new and modern coaches will be seen on the track

Rail Budget 2021: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has made many big announcements related to railways in the budget.  Significantly, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget in Parliament for the first time after the Corona epidemic.

Rail Budget 2021: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has made many big announcements related to railways in the budget. Significantly, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget in Parliament for the first time after the Corona epidemic.

Rail Budget 2021: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has made many big announcements related to railways in the budget. Significantly, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget in Parliament for the first time after the Corona epidemic.

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  • Last Updated:February 2, 2021, 1:09 AM IS

Rail Budget 2021: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has made big announcements related to Railways in the budget. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has allocated an amount of Rs 1,10,055 crore for the Railways, of which Rs 1,07,100 crore is for capital expenditure only. Finance Minister has said the budget speech that trains will run with electricity on the 46 thousand kilometer railway line. Apart from this, work on NRP (National Rail Plan) 2023 draft is being done at a rapid pace. There is only one under construction bullet train project in the country, which will connect Mumbai with Ahmedabad. Please tell that Nirmala Sitharaman is also the third time general budget

Significantly, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget in Parliament for the first time after the Corona epidemic. The Finance Minister said that this budget has been prepared in circumstances that were never there before, there is no example of what we have endured with Kovid-19 in 2020.

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>> Trains will run on electricity on 46 thousand kilometers railway line

>> Considering 2030, rapid work on National Rail Plan

>> New and modern coaches on tourist railway tracks

>> 63 thousand crores allocated for second phase of Chennai Metro

Big announcement for railway and metro Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the National Rail Scheme 2030 is ready. Apart from Indian Railways, the focus will be on increasing metro, city bus service. For this, a cost of 18 thousand crores will be imposed. Emphasis is being given to bring metro lights. It was announced to promote the metro project in Kochi, Bangalore, Chennai, Nagpur, Nashik.

The Finance Minister said that several measures are being taken to reduce rail freight. Western Dedicated Freight Corridor and Eastern Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC and EDFC) will be implemented by June 2022. He said that in 2021-22, the 263 km long Sonnagar Gomo section of the Eastern DFC will be started in PPP mode.



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