Ø  Proposal for Railway University at Vadodara

Ø  Railway capex has been pegged at Rs 1,48,528 crore in the year 2018 – 19.

Ø  All stations with footfall of greater than 25,000 will have escalators.

Ø  18,000 kms of doubling of tracks would eliminate capacity constraints.

Ø  Third and fourth line works and 5000 kilometers of gauge conversion would eliminate capacity constraints and transform almost entire network into Broad Gauge.

Ø  Optimal Electrification of 4000 kilometers is targeted for commissioning during 2017 – 18.

  • Work on Eastern and Western dedicated Freight Corridors is in full swing.
  • Adequate number of rolling stock – 12000 wagons, 5160 coaches and approximately 700 locomotives to be procured during 2018 – 19.
  • A major programme has been initiated to strengthen infrastructure at the Goods sheds and fast-track commissioning of private sidings.

Ø   Over 3600 km railway track renewal targeted in current year

Ø  150 kms of additional suburban railway network planned at the cost of Rs. 40,000 cr

Ø  90kms of double line at a cost of Rs 11,000 crore allocated for Mumbai Suburban Railways

Ø  600 stations to be redeveloped

Ø  All railway stations & trains to increasingly have Wi-Fi & CCTV

Ø  Elimination of over 4,267 unmanned level crossings in the Broad Gauge network in the next two years

Ø  Modern train sets to be manufactured at ICF, Perambur. First such train set to be rolled out in 2018.

Ø  The training of manpower for Bullet train project will be undertaken at Railway University, Vadodara.