From 30 times increase in railway budget to laying 14 km track every day, the government counted these achievements of Railways.

By Sudhakar Yadav February 9, 2024 12:25 AM IST
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Modi The government has released the details of major work and achievements done in Railways in 10 years. It states that India has the fourth largest railway network in the world after the United States, China and Russia. Indian Railways carries two crore passengers every day and 800 crore passengers annually. The Railways operates 1,200 passenger express trains. The Modi government has said that the Railways has loaded 151 crore tonnes (1,512 million tonnes) of cargo in the financial year 2022-23. In the figures given by the government, it has been said that in 2022-23, 5,243 km equivalent to Switzerland Railways has been added to the rail network and in 9 years (2014-23), 25,434 km equivalent to German Railways has been added.

30 times increase in railway budget

The railway budget for the year 2004-05 was kept at Rs 8,000 crore and for 2013-14 at Rs 29,055 crore. After this it has been increased to Rs 2.4 lakh crore for the year 2023-24. The railway budget has increased 30 times compared to 2004-05. According to Modi government, a lot of work has been done on the new railway line also in this government. During the year 2004 to 2014, 14,985 route kilometers of rail track work was done. At the same time, in the last 9 years (2014-23), work of laying 25,871 route kilometers of track has been done. This is an increase of 75 percent in new railway lines.

14 km track laid every day

In the year 2022-23, 14 km track was laid per day and this year the target is to lay 16 km track per day. According to government data, the amount spent on railway electrification projects has increased 5 times (more than 375 percent) since 2014. Also, so far 1,309 stations have been identified for development under the Amrit Bharat Scheme.

35 Vande Bharat has started

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of 508 railway stations. 508 stations will be redeveloped at a cost of over Rs 24,470 crore. According to the government, till now 35 Vande Bharat trains have been started. More than 2.94 lakh vacancies were filled by Indian Railways in the last five years till September 2023. The Railway Ministry has taken up construction of two Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC) at a cost of Rs. ₹1.09 lakh crore for the commissioning of 2,513 km, Kavach has been deployed on 1,465 route km and 139 locomotives.

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