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.