Ministry of Railways

Ministry of Railways have been allocated ₹ 2,40,000 crore as Gross Budget Support for Capital Expenditure during 2023-24


Development of 35 hydrogen fuel cell based trains for various heritage/hill routes included in Budget

Posted On: 15 MAR 2023 5:57PM by PIB Delhi

Ministry of Railways have been allocated ₹ 2,40,000 crore as Gross Budget Support (GBS) for Capital Expenditure during 2023-24.  It comprises ₹ 1,85,000 crore under Capital, ₹ 45,000 crore under Railway Safety Fund and ₹ 10,000 crore as contribution towards Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh.

A total of ₹ 31,850 crore out of Gross Budgetary Support has been allocated to the Plan head “New Lines” for 2023-24.  The Zone Wise fund allocation to New Lines for 2023-24 is as under:

(₹ in crores)

Railways

 Gross Budgetary Support 2023-24 for New Line Projects

Central

1234.95

Eastern

432.95

Northern

11617.30

North Eastern

792.00

Northeast Frontier

6591.00

Southern

1158.15

South Central

819.50

South Eastern

14.90

Western

1011.70

East Central

1518.02

East Coast

1984.00

North Central

2.13

North Western

861.65

South East Central

389.00

South Western

1408.35

West Central

2014.40

Total

31850.00

 

Introduction of new trains / train services is a part of regular day to day operations of the Railways.  A provision of ₹ 13,150 crore out of Gross Budgetary Support has been made for the Plan head “Customer Amenities” for 2023-24.  Development of  35 hydrogen fuel cell based trains for various heritage/hill routes has been included in Budget 2023-24 at a cost of  ₹ 2800 crore.  Further, setting up of Hydrogen Infrastructure for heritage routes has also been included at a cost of ₹ 600 crores. 

This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronic & Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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