Central Govt has made a budget provision of 2.4 lakh crores for Railways: Khanna

Hamirpur/Una (HP), Feb 4(Agency) BJP state in-charge Avinash Rai Khanna said on Saturday that the central government has made a budget provision of 2.4 lakh crores in the railways; this is the biggest railway budget to date. Khanna who was in Una today to take part in the state executive committee meeting of the party said that the Central Government had made a provision of 1000 crores for Bhanupalli Bilaspur Leh Rail Project, 450 crores for Chandigarh Baddi and 452 crores for Nangal Talwara Rail Line. A provision of Rs 870 crore has also been made for the hydrogen train on the Kalka-Shimla railway.

An additional fund of 75,000 crores has also been made for new schemes in the country. In a statement today, he said that this time’s Union Budget is the best from the point of view of overall development. This time the general budget is going to emphasize on the expansion of agriculture, education, tourism and health facilities, in this budget priority has been given to the development of youth, women, the poor and villages. While lashing out at the opposition, he said that the budget estimates had proved that the BJP was pro-people and the allegations of the opposition were hollow and had no truth in those.
He said that the budget has been prepared to keep in mind the seven features, which include an emphasis on holistic and inclusive development, efforts to reach the last person in the society, infrastructure development and investment, encouragement on unlocking the potential, complete focus on green development of the country.

The focus has been on harnessing the energy of youth power and boosting the financial sector. The work of recognizing 100 new schemes of the private sector has been started, 500 crores for passenger facilities in metro and rail projects, 12479 crores for pollution-free technology i.e. Swaran Green Fund and 1 lakh 4830 thousand crores for salary and allowances of the employees. Provision has also been made for A big tax relief has been provided to the common man, now no tax will be levied on income up to 7 lakhs. Under the Pradhan Mantri Anna Yojana, a free ration will be provided for the next 1 year. He said that the Sports budget has been increased by 400 crores and the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana budget increased by 66 pc.