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Govt will raise investment in overloaded railway network, says Suresh Prabhu

Frank Jack Daniel     February 26, 2015

Government will increase investment in its overloaded railway network to Rs 8.5 trillion ($137 billion) over the next five years, Rail minister Suresh Prabhu said in his first Railway Budget speech on Thursday.

The minister said the proportion of rail revenue available for investments would rise to 11.5 per cent in the fiscal year starting on April 1, up from 8.2 per cent in the current fiscal year.


In his maiden Budget speech to parliament, Suresh Prabhu did not lower or raise passenger fares, which are heavily subsidised.


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