Railway Budget 2017: Hoorah for the common man!

Subscribe to Oneindia News

For the first time in the history of the country, the Union Budget was presented along with the Railway budget. The Budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made a host of announcements for the railway sector. A 22 per cent rise in the Railway Budget was announced by the finance minister.

Railway Budget 2017: Hoorah for the common man!

These are the top announcements:

  • The service charge on rail tickets booked through IRCTC will be withdrawn.
  • A Rail safety fund with a corpus of Rs 100,000 crore will be created over a period of 5 years
  • Steps will be taken to launch dedicated trains for pilgrimage and tourism
  • As many as 500 stations to be made accessible to the physically challenged by providing lifts and escalators.
  • At least 25 train stations are expected to be awarded during 2017-18
  • A new metro rail policy will be announced. This is expected to open up new jobs for the youth
  • Railways will integrate end to end transport solutions for selected commodities through partnerships
  • All coaches of Indian railways to be fitted with bio toilets by 2019.
  • Unmanned railway level crossings to be eliminated by 2020.

OneIndia News

Please Wait while comments are loading...