Railways to implement three major economic corridor programmes
Some major programmes for railways have also been proposed in the interim Budget. In her speech Finance Minister announced that three major economic railway corridor programmes will be implemented which include Energy, mineral and cement corridors, Port connectivity corridors, and High-traffic density corridors.
She also announced that forty thousand normal rail bogies will be converted to the Vande Bharat standards to enhance the safety, convenience and comfort of passengers.
The government will form a high-powered committee for an extensive consideration of the challenges arising from fast population growth and demographic changes. The committee will be mandated to make recommendations for addressing these challenges comprehensively in relation to the goal of ‘Viksit Bharat’