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Rail Budget 2014: 72 new trains to be introduced, no change in fares

New Delhi: Presenting the Interim Rail Budget 2014 in Parliament on Wednesday, Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge announced that 17 new premium trains and 38 express trains would be introduced. The Railway Minister has however

India TV Business Desk [ Updated: February 12, 2014 13:17 IST ]
rail budget 2014 72 new trains to be introduced no change
rail budget 2014 72 new trains to be introduced no change in fares

New Delhi: Presenting the Interim Rail Budget 2014 in Parliament on Wednesday, Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge announced that 17 new premium trains and 38 express trains would be introduced.


The Railway Minister has however kept both the passenger as well as the freight fares unchanged.

Rail Budget 2014 Highlights:

Passenger fares to remain unchanged

Leaves freight fares unchanged

Recieved several suggestions for new trains

Railway line from Kashmir to Kanyakumari

High time to take note of urgent needs of Railways

Seeks approval for spending first 4 months of FY'15

Funds to be provided for national projects

To start passenger service to Vaishnodevi-Katra shortly

Setting up of 11.2 km-long tunnel in J&K

Railways met extra expenditure through own means

Successfully met 6th pay panel recommendations

Extending rail connectivity to NE states

Electrification of over 4,000 kilomteres in plans

Railways has emerged stronger financially

Extra expenses met through internal accruals

Dedicated freight corridor to cut transit time by half

Completed laying 2,027 kms railway lines vs target 2,000 kms

Railways helps cause of national integration

To introduce 17 new premium trains and 38 express trains

Railways help provide low cost connectivity

Banihal link a big boon

Railways has met 6th pay panel recommendations

Dedicated freight lines to be commissioned

Completed doubling gauge of 2,227 kms vs target of 2,000 kms

Completed electrification of 4,556 kms vs target of 4,500 kms

Railways to have more passenger trains at higher speed

Need budgetary resources of Rs 19,805 crore for FY15

Rail Vikas Nigam to borrow Rs 1,000 crore from market in FY15

FY15 gross traffic receipts seen at Rs 1.16 lakh crore

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