Railways readies Rs 90,000 crore projects for freight optimisation

Ministry aims for Rs 2-trillion budgetary allocation in coming years, says minister Vaishnaw

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Dhruvaksh Saha New Delhi
The Ministry of Railways will roll out projects worth Rs 90,000 crore in the months ahead to remove bottlenecks in the movement of freight, Union minister for railways Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Sunday.

“By now, we have identified projects worth Rs 90,000 crore, or $10 billion, to remove all potential bottlenecks in the movement of freight. Some of these are small projects, some are bigger in scale. The projects will be sanctioned in the coming months, and will help us realise the aspiration of loading 3,000 million tonnes (mt) of goods,” Vaishnaw said at the 17th Foundation Day of Dedicated

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First Published: Oct 30 2022 | 9:46 PM IST

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