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Highlights of Rail Budget 2006-07

Last updated on: February 24, 2006 15:58 IST

Following are the highlights of the Railway Budget 2006-07 presented by Union Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday:

2005-06 : Review of Performance and Revised Estimates

   
2006-07

Measures to improve freight business

Reduction of losses in passenger business

Reduction in losses in parcel and catering business

Year 2006 declared as the Year of Passenger Service with a Smile

Improvement in passenger amenities

Modern facilities in passenger trains

Railway safety

Staff welfare

Improvement in medical facilities

Special Recruitment Drive & Extension of period of concession in maximum age limit

Concessions

Passenger services

New trains, Extension of trains and increase in frequency

Construction of freight ocrridor

Dedicated Multimodal High Axle Load Freight Corridor with computerised control on Western and Eastern routes to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 22,000 crores.

Worshops and production units

Production capacities to be increased at

Investment strategy

Annual Plan 2006-2007

Projects

Budget Estimates 2006-07

Freight services

Schemes announced

Passenger services

The Railway Budget 2006-07

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