#RailBudget: Mumbai to get 864 EMU locals

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 - 1:49pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Webdesk

Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly election, the Narendra Modi government has given a lion's share to Mumbai and Maharashtra in the first Railway Budget presented by the Railway minister Sadanand Gowda. Gowda has assured Mumbaikars around 860 new trains with swanky interiors. Around 8 million passengers travel daily on Mumbai's suburban train network. Also the first dedicated bullet train project will be launched on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad.

What Maharashtra and Mumbai have got in the budget

864 new local trains in the next two years

Mumbai locals to get automatic doors

Foot-over bridges, lifts and escalators to be installed on all stations

Bullet train proposed on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route

A weekly train to run on the Pune-Nagpur route

Extention of the Chandrapur – Naagbheed railway route

Fourth track to be laid down on the Kasara-Igatpuri route.

Announcement of new railway routes such as Aurangabad-Chalisgaon, Solapur-Tuljapur. Survey of these routes to be done

Announcement of Gadad-Pandarpur train to connect Maharashtra with Karnataka


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