Railway budget highlights 4

February 25th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Mamata Banerjee New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) More highlights from Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee’s budget presented in the Lok Sabha Friday:* Upgraded class of air conditioned travel to be introduced shortly.

* Anti-collision device, successful in North West Frontier Railway, to be extended to three more zonal railways.

* Railways always been a soft target but law and order a state subject. If railways are blocked in one region, this has a snowballing effect in other parts of the country.

* Will add 180 km of rail lines in 2011-12.

* All-India security helpline set up.

* To adopt modern technology through centres of academic excellence.

* Work started on two dedicated frieght corridors.

* Work on upgrading 442 stations to be completed by March 31.

* First coach from Rae Bareli factory in next three months.

* Work on wagon factory in Orissa to begin after land is acquired.

* Railways to set up factory in Jammu and Kashmir.

* To set up Metro coach factory at Singur in West Bengal.

* Manipur to be soon connected to railway network.

* Centre for excellence in software to be set up at Darjeeling.

* Combines strong economic focus along with inclusion.

* Develop business-oriented policies to aid industry.

* Happy to announce 85 PPP proposals received; set up single-window system to take these forward.

* Decide to set up rail-based industries.

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