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Big push for Indian Railways in Budget
2020: Kisan Rail, More Tejas type trains,
Solar power plants along Railway tracks
among major announcements

Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt Nirmala Sitharaman in her 2020-21 Budget speech highlighted various measures which will give boost to Railways infrastructure, speed, freight business and tourism.

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Improving Service & Efficiency:
Radio-frequency identification (RFID)
project aims to automatically & accurately
track and trace Rolling stock
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Indian Railways is implementing Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) of Rolling Stock, which enables real time visibility of railway wagons through the National Rail Network using cutting edge technologies like RFID with GS1 global standards for unique & universal identification, in line with global best practices. All Rolling Stock, roughly 3,50,000 vehicles, are expected to be tagged by 2021.

Upgradation works: Salem Junction (Tamil Nadu) & Dimapur station (Nagaland) being renovated & upgraded with latest
passenger amenities

Adding vision to the modernization plans of the Railways, station upgradation works are in progress in several stations across the country. Salem Junction in Tamil Nadu is getting a new facelift in a phased manner. The new fa├žade of the station has given a contemporary look to the station building (approx. Rs 5 crores spent). Various soft development works (approx. Rs 2 crores spent) have been undertaken at the Dimapur station under Lumding Division of NFR to uplift facilities for better passenger experience.

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Swachh Bharat Swachh Railways: Say
goodbye to stinking train toilets and
welcome clean & hygienic special
bio-toilets
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With just a total of 57 bio-toilets in 31 coaches in January 2011, now more than 2.2 lakh bio-toilets have been installed by Indian Railways, covering nearly 61,500 passenger carrying coaches. This will ensure onboard accelerated digestion, as well as disposal of human waste from trains.

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