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Government allocates Rs.64,587 Crore for Railways in 2019-20 

In the Interim Budget 2019-20, the Railways has been allocated Rs.64,587 crore.  The Railways’ overall capital expenditure programme is of Rs.1,58,658 crore.  This was stated by the Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs, Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal, while presenting the Interim Budget 2019-20 in Parliament today.      Shri Piyush Goyal said  – “Indian Railways has experienced the ...

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Running of freight trains in a Block through “Convoy Movement” 

Running of freight trains in a block through Convoy Movement by creating coaching free corridors has been a major initiative undertaken since September, 2018, for improving freight throughput, especially on the coal carrying routes. Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal has been closely following up on the implementation of this initiative. This innovative way of running freight traffic ...

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Food Processing Business In Odisha: A Paradigm Shift

Odisha can have an explosive growth if properly networked towards the development of food processing sector through path-breaking technology and innovations across the processed food value chain and ecosystem. Dr. Kalpana Rayaguru, an IITian and a researcher, has drawn the roadmap for the young entrepreneurs with her teaching and field experiences. The Indian food industry has emerged as a high-growth and ...

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Introduction of New Trains and Construction of Railway Track 

During the last four years i.e. from 2014-15 to 2017-18, Indian Railways has introduced 374 Mail/Express trains (excluding Premium Express rechristened as Suvidha Express). State-wise commissioning of New Line, Gauge Conversion and Doubling including the State of Jammu and Kashmir in the last four years are as under:-   State New Line (km) Gauge Conversion (km) Doubling (km) Assam and ...

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Laying of New Railway Lines 

            Indian Railways is laying New Lines every year. Targets and progress in the last five years is as under:   S.N Item 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 1 Target (km) 300 300 500 400 402 2 Achievement(km) 360 380 813 953 354.4 (Feb’ 18)   State-wise achievements are as under.   SN States Progress of Completion of New Line ...

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60% of Total Passenger carrying coaches fitted with Bio-Toilets 

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Approximately 60% of the total passenger carrying coaches over Indian Railways have been installed with bio-toilets. The earlier plan to fit bio-toilets in the entire fleet of coaches by the year 2021-22 has been advanced to 2019 in the Budget 2017-18. A list of some of the trains having coaches equipped with bio-toilets is given below:- Zonal  Railways Trains Central 22135/36 ...

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Railway’s Capex for the year 2018-19 Pegged at Rs.1,48,528 Crore

In keeping with the Government’s focus on strengthening the Railways network in the country the General Budget 2018-19 has enhanced the allocation for the Ministry. Presenting the Budget in the Parliament here today,  the Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley said that Railways’ Capex for the year 2018-19 has been pegged at Rs.1,48,528 crore.  A large ...

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