Highlights of interim railway budget

February 13th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Following are the highlights of the interim rail budget for next fiscal presented by Railway Minister Lalu Prasad in Lok Sabha Friday:
* Railways will create record surplus of Rs.900 billion (Rs.90,000 crore) this fiscal

* In past five years, no burden imposed on train passengers

* Railways managed 8 percent growth in freight loading

* Drop in train accidents, railway safety enhanced

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