Suresh Prabhu sets four goals to transform Indian Railways

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presented PM Modi-led NDA government's first full-fledged budget on Thursday.

Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presented Modi-led NDA government's first full-fledged budget on Thursday.

Following are the four goals that he set for Indian Railways over the next five years:

- To deliver a sustained and measurable improvement in customer experience.

- To make Rail a safer means of travel.

- To expand Bhartiya Rail’s capacity substantially and modernise infrastructure, increase daily passenger carrying capacity from 21million to 30 million, increase track length by 20% from 1,14,000 km to 1,38,000 km: grow our annual freight carrying capacity from 1 billion to 1.5 billion tonnes.

- To make Bhartiya Rail financially self-sustainable. Generate large surpluses from operations not only to service the debt needed to fund our capacity expansion, but also to invest on an on-going basis to replace our depreciating assets.

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