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Interim Budget 2019: Infrastructure

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Interim Budget 2019: Infrastructure

  • Around 15.8 lakh out of a total 17.84 lakh habitations have been connected with pucca roads under PMGSY. PMGSY allocated Rs 19,000 crore in 2019-20
  • The flagship programme of Sagarmala along the coastal areas of the country will develop ports for faster handling of import and export cargo.
  • Container freight movement has started on inland waterways from Kolkata to Varanasi.
  • The government also plans to introduce container cargo movement to the North East as well, by improving the navigation capacity of the Brahmaputra River.
  • All unmanned level crossings on broad gauge network have been completely eliminated.
  • First indigenously developed ‘Vande Bharat Express’ will give the Indian passengers world class experience with speed, service and safety.

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