Highlights of Railway Budget 2008-09

February 26th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by admin  

(Second Lead)

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Following are the highlights of the Railway Budget 2008-09, presented in the Lok Sabha Tuesday by Railway Minister Lalu Prasad: More trains in peak season

Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains to have more modern coaches

Cash surplus in 2007-08 pegged at Rs.250 billion

New earnings of 21 percent in 2007-08

Rs.492.50 billion invested in new projects

Operating ratio a favourable 76 percent

Additional Rs.200 billion earned on freight services

790 million tonnes payload target achieved

15,000 automated ticket machines by 2009

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