HIGHLIGHTS OF BUDGET 2018-19 PART-V

TRANSPORT  

Railways

1 .  Railways Capital Expenditure for the year 2018-19 has been pegged at Rs.1,48,528 crore.

2 .   4000 kilometers of electrified railway network is slated for commissioning during 2017-18.

3 . Adequate number of rolling stock – 12000 wagons, 5160 coaches and approximately 700 locomotives are being procured during 2018-19.

4 . Over 3600 kms of track renewal is targeted during the current fiscal.   Redevelopment of 600 major railway stations is being taken up.

5 . Mumbai’s local train network will have 90 kilometers of double line tracks at a cost of over Rs.11,000 crore.

6 . 150 kilometers of additional suburban network is being planned at a cost of over Rs.40,000 crore, including elevated corridors on some sections.

7 . A suburban network of approximately 160 kilometers at an estimated cost of Rs.17,000 crore is being planned to cater to the growth of the Bengaluru metropolis.

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Air Transport

The Budget proposes to expand the airport capacity more than five times to handle a billion trips a year under a new initiative – NABH Nirman.

Under the Regional connectivity scheme of UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) initiated by the Government last year, 56 unserved airports and 31 unserved helipads would be connected.