The main focus of the budget will be on fund generation as railways has been facing massive financial crisis since last few months.
Budget will likely to sanction 900-odd works to consolidate its existing infrastructure. Another 500-odd similar works, proposed by the zonal railways, are unlikely to make it to the budget for want of funds.
Moreover, safety is going to be a hallmark of Trivedi’s budget. Key routes of 19,000 km (trunk routes like Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Howrah, etc) are expected to see allocation in terms of increasing the axle load so that heavier weights can be carried faster.