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Highlights from the Railway Budget 2017-18
Last Updated : 01 Feb 2017 01:14:47 PM IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented Railway Budget 2017-18
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented Railway Budget 2017-18
 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday tabled the Railway Budget 2017-18 along with the General Budget in the Parliament.

Here are the Ten Highlights from the Railway Budget 2017-18

  • Railway related state-run companies like IRCON and IRCTC to be listed on stock exchanges: FM Jaitley
  • Unmanned level crossings to be done away with by 2020
  • Rs 1,31,000 crore for railways capex and development expenditure in 2017-18
  • By 2019, all coaches of Indian Railways will be fitted with Bio-toilets: Arun Jaitley
  • A new metro rail policy will be announced. The policy will open jobs for youths: FM
  • Around 500 railway stations to be made differently abled-friendly by providing lifts and escalators: Jaitley
  • Service charges on e-ticket booked through IRCTC will be withdrawn: FM
  • Rail safety fund with corpus of Rs 100,000 crore will be created over a period of 5 years: Jaitley
  • Steps will be taken to launch dedicated trains for pilgrimage and tourism: FM Jaitley
  • Government to commission 3,500km of railway lines in Financial Year 2018





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