Railways Budget 2018-2019

Railways


Railways Capital Expenditure for the year 2018-19 has been pegged at Rs.1,48,528 crore.
A large part of the Capex is devoted to capacity creation. 4000 kilometers of electrified railway
network is slated for commissioning during 2017-18. Work on Eastern and Western dedicated
Freight Corridors is in full swing. Adequate number of rolling stock – 12000 wagons, 5160
coaches and approximately 700 locomotives are being procured during 2018-19. Over 3600 kms
of track renewal is targeted during the current fiscal. Redevelopment of 600 major railway
stations is being taken up.
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Mumbai‟s local train network will have 90 kilometers of double line tracks at a cost of
over Rs.11,000 crore. 150 kilometers of additional suburban network is being planned at a cost
of over Rs.40,000 crore, including elevated corridors on some sections. 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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