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Govt to convert 40,000 railway bogies to Vande Bharat standards

In a significant move towards enhancing the efficiency and safety of the country’s railway network, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the government’s commitment to implementing three crucial economic railway corridor programs during the presentation of the interim budget for 2024-25.

As part of this initiative, the government aims to establish energy, mineral, and cement corridors, port connectivity corridors, and high-traffic density corridors. The implementation of these corridors is expected to alleviate congestion in heavily trafficked areas and lead to improvements in the overall operations of passenger trains.

Furthermore, Sitharaman revealed plans to convert a substantial number of normal railway bogies—approximately 40,000—to Vande Bharat standards. This conversion is anticipated to enhance the safety, convenience, and comfort of passengers, marking a significant upgrade in the quality of railway services.

The emphasis on creating economic railway corridors underscores the government’s commitment to streamlining logistic services, reducing costs, and ultimately contributing to the economic development of the nation. This strategic move aligns with the broader goal of modernizing and improving the railway infrastructure to meet the growing demands of a dynamic and expanding economy.




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