#Budget2019: Rs. 64,587cr capital support announced for Indian Railways
In doing so, Goyal set the capex for the Railways at a record Rs. 1.6 lakh crore for FY20, up from the Rs. 1.48 lakh crore allotted during the Budget 2018.
Railways has seen safest years under the NDA government: Goyal
While announcing capital support for the Railways, Goyal said that the Railways had seen its safest years under the NDA government, emphasizing that there was not a single unmanned Railway crossing on broad gauge lines in India.
He added that the Railways' operating ratio was at 96.2% in FY19, and predicted that operating ratio would stand at 95% in FY20.
What Goyal had to say about Train 18
Commenting on the indigenously built, engine-less Train 18, now called Vande Bharat Express, Goyal said, "This is a major leap in indigenous technology and will help promote 'Make in India' further and create jobs." Train 18 is also India's fastest indigenously manufactured train.
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal