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Highlights of Railway Budget 2012-13 (Part 11)

New Delhi, Wed, 14 Mar 2012 ANI

New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday presented the railway budget in Lok Sabha.


The highlights of the Railway Budget 2012-13 are as follows:


Propose to introduce 75 new express trains, 21 passenger trains


Railways to hire one lakh employees in 2012-2013


Guru Parikrama special trains to run through Amritsar, Patna, Nanded routes


Propose to set up housekeeping committee for train and station hygiene


Plan to set up three disaster management training centres at Bengaluru, Kharagpur and Lucknow


Introduction of alternate train accommodation system for wait-listed passengers on other trains


Twenty one escalators to be installed at important stations


Propose to raise passenger amenities allocation from Rs762 crore to Rs1012 crore


Connectivity to join Agartala with Akura in Bangladesh


75 new services in Mumbai to be introduced


2,500 coaches to be equipped with green toilets in pilot projects


Propose Rs 4,410 core for capacity augmentation works


Plan to set up Indian Railway Station Organisation to redevelop, maintain stations on the lines of airports


Railways will require Rs 14 lakh crore in the next 10 years for modernisation. (ANI)


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