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